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I am: progressive, not a wild-eyed Progressive; liberal, but shun liberals and Liberals; conservative, but some Conservatives worry me; absolutely NOT a libertarian. I am: an idealist, but no utopian; a pragmatist, but no Machiavellian. I am a realist who dreams.


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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Decade late:
   George Soros and "self-evident" truths

Ok Ok. So Soros said this nearly 10 years ago and I am only now getting round to poking a stick at it.

The principles of the open society are admirably put forth in the Declaration of Independence. But the Declaration states, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident,' whereas the principles of the open society are anything but self-evident; they need to be established by convincing arguments. (emphasis in original text- ed.)"

My memory is a bit fuzzy; didn't someone once make a comment about ideas and systems of government that require an intellectual elite to understand?


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