Pundita on post-modern paternalismPosted: July 28, 2005 Filed under: Governance Reform Comments Off on Pundita on post-modern paternalism
would’ve liked — I came across as way more ‘soft’ than I’d intended — but it
was still gratifying to see Pundita’s lengthy response to post-modern paternalism:
But Pundita gets your
drift and appreciates it: as private citizens we should strive to create
relationships that are based on our personal value system. Yet if 9/11 has
taught us anything, we should also pay more attention to our civic duties.
don’t know how to term
this matrix, except maybe to call it, “What Americans and especially Americans
in big business, the news media, State Department, Pentagon, Congress and the
White House need to know about peoples in really old cultures who are stuck in
their ways and very proud, and who know they have to change their ways but who
don’t appreciate peoples from very young cultures who act like know-it-alls just
I sense from the
wording of your proposal that this matrix is also of interest to you. If so, let
it be known that we here in Pundita-land — this would include even the squirrel
member of Pundita’s foreign policy team — applaud all intelligent efforts to
bridge the old-young gap in US foreign policy relations. It is this gap, rather
than the communism/ capitalism, democracy/ despotism, WTO membership/
nonmembership gaps that is the most important one for American foreign relations
When is Balance One-Sided?Posted: July 26, 2005 Filed under: Governance Reform Comments Off on When is Balance One-Sided?
On my way out, a legislative aide who was attending stopped me to chat and asked, “Isn’t this a one-sided panel? Two moderate legislators and an administration official.”
I guess he meant that there were not enough partisans on the panel.
But only in Sacramento could a Republican, a Democrat and a Democrat working for a Republican be considered one-sided.
NAF Rethinks Church-State SeparationPosted: July 22, 2005 Filed under: News Comments Off on NAF Rethinks Church-State Separation
Systems Thinking: A Four-Part Primer by Billy RojasPosted: July 21, 2005 Filed under: Centroids Comments Off on Systems Thinking: A Four-Part Primer by Billy Rojas
PrabhanomicsPosted: July 19, 2005 Filed under: Centroids Comments Off on Prabhanomics
Defining DemocracyPosted: July 18, 2005 Filed under: Governance Reform Comments Off on Defining Democracy
Dr. Ernie cited in Pundita’s Foreign Policy blogPosted: July 13, 2005 Filed under: Governance Reform Comments Off on Dr. Ernie cited in Pundita’s Foreign Policy blog
The times, were they a-changing?Posted: July 12, 2005 Filed under: Centroids Comments Off on The times, were they a-changing?
If I Was the President’s Chief of Staff…Posted: July 1, 2005 Filed under: Governance Reform Comments Off on If I Was the President’s Chief of Staff…
the people enjoying
opportunities for the people to pursue
effectively is the government serving the people?