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    Larsstephens, Joieau

    ST and J - I think you (generic) guys have taken the discussion of this topic "out to the edge." To me, that's the really fun place to be. J addresses some of the things I'm dealing with personally around this topic. The Nature-nurture question around this is fascinating and is ripe for research . . .

    "The water won't clear up 'til we get the hogs out of the creek." -- Jim Hightower

    by lartwielder on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 10:10:41 PM PST

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    •  You did such a bang-up job (0+ / 0-)

      writing about this subject, I for one would welcome another thoughtful diary (or a few) examining the sideways questions related to nature-nurture, why people are drawn to authoritarianism, how that went so wrong for what's left of the Republican Party, and how the Democratic Party can appeal more routinely across the board.

      Oh... and perhaps get to the question of whether with the demise of the reactionary Rep party, whether we might need a new political party as 'loyal opposition' to represent the left side of the spectrum. The producer of the film Inside Job suggested that very thing would be expected by history and I think it's possible that he's right.

      Great thought-provoking stuff here, lartwielder. Thanks.

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