To: A.J.Armitage; Restorer
Thanks for the heads up, A.J.! I made it half way through this morning. Will print it out and read the rest sometime today.
I was thinking much the same as Restorer--but with the extension that Democrats and even Republicans have a core of this nationalism. Or am I stating the obvious here?
Are all political parties basically nationalistic at the heart?
I may sound stupid, but a good way to learn is to ask.
posted on 10/30/2001 4:38:35 AM PST
I think all political parties are esentially nationalistic in Orwell's use of the word. Some are obviiously far more so than others. Those who are utterly even-handed and are able to see all sides of an issue seldom get much done. They are excellent at criticism, but probably not very effective.
A subset of "paralysis by analysis."
The True Believers and the Over Analyzers are both needed by a free society.
posted on 10/30/2001 5:52:00 AM PST
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