Posts tagged with progressive
22 July 2012 - Reflections on a Friend’s Shift from Libertarianism to Progressivism
A recent discussion with my friend Alaric proved most enlightening about why rhetorical strategy varies by ideology and how one’s political leanings can directly affect a person’s system of critical reasoning — as evidenced by his own significant ideological evolution.
25 March 2012 - Saul Alinsky, Reconsidered
I will never be a disciple of his, but engaging his thought directly — instead of the caricature presented in the conservative media — gives me a deeper respect for the man as a noble adversary rather than a demonic bomb-thrower.
26 February 2012 - It Goes to 11: Ideology and the Increase in Ad Hominem Political Discourse
In the current environment, some conservative bloggers are looking more and more like mafioso enforcers, whereas progressive bloggers are looking more and more like spoiled six-year-olds simultaneously deprived of a favorite toy and effective parenting.
23 October 2011 - Liberate Wall Street! Or, Thoughts re: #Occupy Shenanigans
The inchoate protests across the country that have no rhyme, reason or focus — other than to “just protest” — marks either the canary in social discontent’s coal mine, or Thermidor for the progressive Left.
23 April 2010 - Epistemic Closure, Revisited
The “epistemic closure” trope seems to be making the rounds among all the really cool bloggers, for reasons that continue to mystify me. The concept of ideological ”epistemic closure” — promulgated most publicly by blogger Julian Sanchez — is an elegant if circular system: Those affected by it are incapable of accepting any truth or reality […]