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Politic’s Exclusive Post Left

by | 21st, April 2008

THE post-left:

First, commitment to the democracy of the left, as part of the more fundamental commitment to a pluralist democratic society overall, should serve as a caution against stipulatively narrowing the scope of the left by excluding from it large numbers of people – whole categories of them, in fact – just because they disagree with you. The left does have its boundaries, to be sure, but these have always been more far-flung and accommodating than the practice of issuing mutual anathemas has wanted to allow. Within some limits, therefore – but they must be limits of an expansive and generous kind – we should leave the business of departure from the left to those departing and not attempt to impose it on political opponents by a definitional act.


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