Monthly Archives: June 2004

Hobson-Jobsonism in Brazil

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0A hobson-jobson is my favorite linguistic phenomenon. A good example is “compound,” which originally meant any union of several elements. English visitors to what’s now Malaysia encountered the Malay word “kampong,” which meant a group of buildings … Continue reading

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libertarianism and socialization: replies

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(Written in Macon, GA): It’s amazing how a comment about libertarianism draws more attention than almost anything else in the “blogosphere.” In a post from last week, I argued that libertarians ought to be concerned about how … Continue reading

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deliberation and advocacy

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Rose Marie Nierras (of the University of Sussex) and I conducted a kind of focus group today. The participants were activists from the United States, Canada, the Phillippines, India, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden, and Denmark. Rose … Continue reading

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Basilica of Notre-Dame, Montreal

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I’m still with the Deliberative Democracy group, with no time to blog, but I wrote the following several days ago …. Last week, I was in Montreal for four days. There was plenty of unscheduled time, so … Continue reading

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community government in Washington

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I?m still at meetings of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, but we?ve now been joined by a diverse group of activists from developing countries (members of the LogoLink network). We?ve gone on a ?field trip? to the Southeast … Continue reading

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Deliberative Democracy Consortium

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0All day today, I’ll be participating in Steering Committee meetings of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, so I don’t anticipate being able to write anything here.

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public-interest groups and communications policy

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I’m delighted to announce that a student of mine, Tina Sherman, passed her dissertation defense today. I don’t want to “scoop” Tina by revealing her findings. However, she interviewed about two thirds of the leaders of all … Continue reading

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thoughts on libertarianism

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Since I?m at a Liberty Fund conference with several libertarians, I?d like to make two comments about this ideology: 1. I?m open to pragmatic but not philosophical libertarianism: If you come at me with a coherent and … Continue reading

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condos, gated communities, and shadow governments

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Montr?al: I?m at a Liberty Fund conference on private neighborhood associations. The Liberty Fund is a basically libertarian foundation that organizes more than 100 small conferences a year. The participants are not all libertarians?or else I would … Continue reading

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a few good sites

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I don’t usually list links; that seems a poor substitute for actually writing something here. However, I’m on my way to Montreal later this morning, with little time for blogging. Therefore, let me recommend … The Hope … Continue reading

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