Friday, February 18, 2005

Peretz on Liberalism

Posted By on Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 12:38 PM

Marty Peretz has a long piece on the state of American liberalism circa 2005. Worth a read. Registration was required, but it doesn't seem to be now.

DISCLAIMERS THAT ARE APPARENTLY NECESSARY WHEN I POST SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

1. I am quite aware that Marty Peretz is one person and does not speak for everyone on the political left.

2. I am quite aware that The New Republic is a center-left journal that endorsed Joe Lieberman last year and--if you can believe it--had the audacity to point out in not so many words that John Kerry was a pretty crappy candidate.

3. Here's a kind of wacky concept that some folks may not be able to get their heads around, so I ask them to read it veeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrry sloooooooooowly: Just because I post something like this does not necessarly mean that I agree with all of it. Nor is my posting some sort of "up yours" to anyone in particular. I am linking to it merely because I find it interesting and think readers might as well. The reader will note, for instance, that I have absolutely no comments one way or the other about Peretz other than to say that he has posted something "worth a read." I don't say he's an idiot or that he's wonderful or right or wrong.

Now then, let's do something totally unorthodox and--you know--discuss the actual article as to opposed to the person who made the post. As they used to say in those cheesy '80s sitcoms, it's kind of crazy...but it just might work. Give it a try.

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