Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Polly Toynbee Says Something Intelligent & Insightful.

I've always detested the way many on the left use the word "Progressive", for exactly the reasons that Polly Toynbee gives:
"but "progressive" fails the political test: if any party can use it, forget it. Would any party call itself regressive?"
It must be the festive spirit taking hold, but that is exactly how I feel about the word too. It is both meaningless and question begging.

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