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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Redux: On the Proper Role of Government in a Democratic Society

Unlike most blogs, I see the NeoProgBlog less as a fast-moving, topical newspaper and more as an online interactive magazine: The NeoProgressive Magazine online. The news of the day is important mainly as it illuminates larger issues: what is the proper role of government, how should Americans deal with good-faith conflicts over cultural and religious values, etc.

What I want from my readers, more than anything, is input and feedback on those larger issues, and posts that come and go in a day or two just can't generate that kind of deep discussion.

So, every now and then I will resurrect an older post, and invite readers to chew on it a little. Over time, we should come up with pretty thorough analysis.

Today's selection is a perennial favorite of all political philosophers. Ever want to join the illustrious company of Plato, Locke, Hume, Rousseau, Marx, and both Roosevelts? Now's your chance! Please, check out On the Proper Role of Government in a Democratic Society and let me know your thoughts!


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