Open Democracy: Anticapitalists Of The World, Left And Right, Unite? Open Democracy
is a very interesting project which proposes to discuss - and open to discussion - the great issues of our day. While mostly socialist and liberal - with some new anarchism intelligently thrown in - it refreshingly makes space for conservative philosopher and polemicist Roger Scruton's
reflections on the political and social consequences of how we eat
. Despite a vaguely anticapitalist bias, so far as I can see, Open Democracy
seems to be intellectually wide open
. I've been a subscriber for a while now (it's free, btw) and it's that old-fashioned thing: it makes you think
. Do consider adding it to your usual peregrinations. [I'll resist the temptation of pointing to favourite essays and debates - it really is worth exploring one one's own. Jacknose was the first to refer to Open Democracy on MeFi, back in December 2001.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on May 19, 2003 -
and Conservativism FAQ
describe the differences (and similarities) between the two oft-discussed by seldom understood political mindsets. Both FAQs are detailed, concise, enjoyable, and not annoyingly biased. Read with caution: Knowing your enemies sometimes makes it less fun to bash on them.
posted by oissubke
on Sep 27, 2002 -
"Universities have a serious problem.
The type of liberalism so heavily favored by the intellectual elite has crossed the line. Professors throughout the educational world are supporting murderers and terrorists; they are justifying despicable actions because of the political philosophies of the actors. Murder, slaughter, and terrorism are OK, they say, as long as they are directed at law-enforcement officials or civilian Westerners. It's fine as long as the murderer is anti-capitalist, anti-establishment or anti-conservative." -- Written by a UCLA student
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Nov 23, 2001 -