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  •  Oh, fer Chrissake . . . (1+ / 0-)
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    Haven't you ever read any Hegel?

    "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

    by Geenius at Wrok on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 05:00:15 AM PST

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    •  Yes, a bit (0+ / 0-)

      Marx too.

      Missed the section on use of dialectical synthesis in advancing public debate.

      The deaf shall have music, the blind have new eyes. The standards of death taken down by surprise. (Bob Franke)

      by rsmpdx on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 07:24:50 AM PST

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      •  Take your pick (0+ / 0-)

        Either "pro-choice"-ism as the thesis and "pro-life"-ism as the antithesis, or vice versa. Either way, the only way out of this Punch-and-Judy show is to synthesize a new argument that draws from both.

        "The great lie of democracy, its essential paradox, is that democracy is first to be sacrificed when its security is at risk." --Ian McDonald

        by Geenius at Wrok on Thu Dec 11, 2008 at 01:31:52 PM PST

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        •  Rec'd for understandable re-phrasing (0+ / 0-)

          Might work.  Advocates have been trying to craft this synthesis for some time.

          Partial success.  Let's keep trying.

          The deaf shall have music, the blind have new eyes. The standards of death taken down by surprise. (Bob Franke)

          by rsmpdx on Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 03:10:06 PM PST

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