Monthly Archives: November 2004

in transit

I’m going to be speaking and then travelling today, so I will probably not get a chance to go online. However, Marcus Stanley has contributed some very useful “content” to my blog in the form of a critical comment about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

college students in the ’04 election

I’m on my way to Madison, Wisconsin, to talk to social studies teachers. Meanwhile, CIRCLE will be releasing a really interesting poll of college students. Visit the CIRCLE homepage around noon to see all the details. Among other things … … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

justice in industry standards

This is a topic that I would write about if I suddenly had three free months and could actually study the facts of the matter. Lacking those months (but having a blog), I hereby offer my untotored thoughts … For … Continue reading

Posted in Internet and public issues | 1 Comment

Happy Thanksgiving

(No blogging today–too much turkey to eat and too many little tots to play with.) Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

progress toward an information commons

Since 2002, some colleagues and I have been working slowly to create an “information commons” for Prince George’s County, MD. A real information commons would be a voluntary association devoted to creating public goods and putting them online. These goods … Continue reading

Posted in a high school civics class, Internet and public issues | Leave a comment

Boyte on Lakoff

I haven’t read George Lakoff’s Don’t Think of an Elephant, although it’s been urged on me more than once. His book and Thomas Frank’s What’s the Matter with Kansas? seem to be the two most influential works on the left … Continue reading

Posted in revitalizing the left | 4 Comments

why the Democrats are slipping into minority status

It’s possible that we’re a fifty/fifty nation, evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, and the last two elections have been so close that they only prove we’re tied. But I don’t believe it. A powerful current is moving us rightward. … Continue reading

Posted in revitalizing the left | 4 Comments

humanistic versus technical philosophy

My two good friends from as early as kindergarten, the brothers Marcus and Jason Stanley, are guest-blogging with Brian Leiter. Lately, they have considered the very question that I have been writing about lately as I try to finish my … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | 1 Comment

notes on the mideast after Arafat

I have a colleague who’s an excellent guide to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, almost uniquely qualified to explain it. I can’t reconstruct his crystal-clear summary of recent events, but I think I can accurately recollect a few key points: 1. Before … Continue reading

Posted in The Middle East, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

how deep is cultural diversity?

“Historicism” is the view that our values are phenomena of our cultural backgrounds and contexts; and contexts differ from time to time and place to place. Although even the ancient Greeks recognized some degree of moral diversity, true historicism was … Continue reading

Posted in philosophy | Leave a comment