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  •  I think people are misreading this diary (4.00)
    Either reading too deeply or just scanning it and leaping to conclusions. The article isn't anti-car, it's a rant about anti-social behaviour. The subject matter being the car is (pardon the pun), just a vehicle for the rant itself. Perhaps the title is misleading because while there is almost certainly a statistical link between anti-social behaviour and republicanism, there is no assertion of cause and effect. At least, none that I can see.

    As if the answer to a losing gameplan is more cheerleaders.

    by alkland on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 05:32:32 AM PST

    •  really? (none)
      I think Monbiot is great, but this sure sounds a lot like a (groundless, rhetorically provocative) causal argument to me.  

      The more you drive, the more bloody-minded and individualistic you become. The car is slowly turning us, like the Americans and the Australians, into a nation that recognises only the freedom to act, and not the freedom from the consequences of other people's actions. We drive on the left in Britain, but we are being driven to the right.

      I had my own blog for a while, but I decided to go back to just pointless, incessant barking. --Cartoon Dog, The New Yorker

      by markymarx on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 03:55:07 PM PST

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