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Saturday, March 8, 2003

Priorities for dissenters.

"To paraphrase Camus, I belong to the antiwar movement despite the antiwar movement. I've written critically about the leadership groups, arguments, and styles of the early antiwar movement, and expect to do so again. In any given antiwar protest I expect to see and hear some, or much, that I cannot abide. I'll abide what I can until I no longer can. I'll look for coalitions that are not fronts for the sectarian left, that reach out to realists and conservatives, that make practical and not just pacifist arguments, that aim for political influence and not self-satisfying theatrics."

(Todd Gitlin, writing in Dissent)

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 8 March 2003 at 1:51 PM

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