The fanatics of the center

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December 7, 2011
The American Prospect
by Paul Starr  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"According to a strain of thought that stretches back to the 18th century, parties endanger democracy; partisans see only their side of the truth, pursue their own narrow interests, and aggravate tensions and conflict. The rational course supposedly lies in the middle, where champions of civic virtue counsel compromise and invite us to put the public good first. The anti-partisan story is a seductive myth, and a dangerous one." [editor's note: "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice..." -- still words to live by - SAT] (12/07/11)

http://prospect.org/article/fanatics-center  

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