Society & Culture:Philosophy
The Two Sides of a Coin - Episode One
In this episode I criticize the left/right split and hint that our partisan ideologies have roots in Toryism. I conclude by presenting my definition of Classical Liberalism.
I point out that the Party System is not in the Constitution.
The founders wanted a system where legislators represented the people. In the current system, legislators represent a party. The people choose which party controls Congress but are essentially disenfranchised. Hence the metaphor: the Two Sides of a Coin.
I define classical liberalism (the ideology I wish to defend) as the application of classical logic to the question of liberty.
I use a fancy term "partisan dialectics" to define the common core between progressivism and conservatism. Partisan dialectics is a nasty style of discourse where people heap praise on their leader and viciously attack opponents.
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