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July 04, 2006

"the objectivist v. the constructivist"

A couple of professors have a joint blog in which they debate political issues from their opposing positions (respectively, libertarian and progressive). The tone tends to be "hot," but the authors evidently enjoy the exchange and keep it going after the first volleys. Each post begins with a pair of essays that were first published in local newspapers, the Dunkirk-Fredonia (NY) Observer and the Jamestown (NY) Post-Journal. A nice example is their debate over school vouchers. I was put off by the initial ad hominem characterization of people who oppose vounchers. (That's my position, at least for now, yet I don't think I'm beholden to teachers' unions, ignorant of the facts, or hate kids.) However, both sides ultimately score some good points.

Posted by peterlevine at July 4, 2006 01:27 PM

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