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  •  A good corollary... (2+ / 0-)
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    Lost Left Coaster, tmo

    But one of our problems in this society is the lack of collegiality and ability to effectively compromise.  Agreeing here that although that is on both sides (several sides) but recently the right has been far more damaging to that principle.

    •  I don't think it's been on both sides. (0+ / 0-)

      It's really always the right-wingers demanding that they get to keep all the marbles and all the power and crush all opposition.

      The equivalent left-wingers never got any traction in this country, except when they were reacting against extremist right-wingers.  Even the abolitionists didn't start getting traction until the slaveowners had been totally unwilling to make any real concessions for about two generations.

      Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

      by neroden on Tue Apr 05, 2011 at 08:08:45 PM PDT

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