April 26, 2007
The Anniversary of the Publication of The Theory of Moral Sentiments
Clearly, the answer is no.
What demeans civil discourse, however, is the routine assumptions of bad faith one witnesses on both sides of the political divide - assumptions that often seem to be cast in concrete in the blogosphere. Worse than this, mind you, is the sense one gets that good faith or simple honest disagreement is actually impossible. Thus one sees priggish folk spluttering "I'd thought Joe X was that all-but extinct bird: the honest conservative/liberal. More fool me. He's just another hack..."
Tsk. I fear this Mr. Massie hasn't quite understood this blogging thing yet. It's a binary world, there really are only 10 groups in the blogosphere. There's that small group which is entirely and in all details correct and then there's everyone else who is incorrect.
Isn't it obvious?
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