The Liberal in the Plastic Bubble

 Posted by at 10:24 am
Apr 032012
 

Both John Podhoretz and Dennis Prager recently offered variations on the same theme, namely that conservatives – and I’ll include libertarians – know liberal perspectives, but liberals are unaware of conservative ideas and arguments.

I commend both articles to anybody who cares about ideas.  Our society is not well served by monolithic thinking on any side.  Moreover, while everyone is certainly entitled to their own views, I submit that not understanding – or at least knowing - the opposing view is at minimum intellectually crippling and, at most, dangerous.

John Podhoretz’s commentary – pardon the pun – may be viewed here.  Dennis Prager’s piece may be viewed here.

 

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