[FoRK] Is Political Fragmentation really a problem?
<jbone at place.org> on
Mon May 28 17:55:09 PDT 2007
On May 28, 2007, at 7:39 PM, Albert S. wrote:
> --- Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>> It seems to me that you are being sloppy in your
>> argument. What,
>> exactly, is your point again? I think I made mine.
> My point is exactly that you are being sloppy in your
> arguement. Your projection of that onto me makes that
No, sloppy is assuming that when I say "balkanization" that I do not
in fact mean balkanization" but rather "political fragmentation."
> The United States is a very polarized democracy, it
> has been for a long time. You have next to no clue
> what you are talking about.
No, *you* clearly have no clue what I'm talking about, as you clearly
haven't either bothered to read or been able to understand what I've
said. I have NOT ONCE denied that the United States has been a very
polarized democracy for a long time. In fact, to help you along with
your ESL classes, let me quote for you a very precise point I made
earlier, in reply to James:
"The surprising bit today isn't the polarization, the partisan
rancor, etc. --- in fact we're well below the historical peaks on
So let's get it straight, shall we? You and I *agree* on the
polarization issue. It's not the problem I'm referring to.
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