Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Principle and practice

The Ancient Jew proposes a framework slotting political debate into one of two categories:
  • [Debate] based on enduring principles of right and wrong.
  • [Debate] where the question is less right vs. wrong, and more a question about efficacy and workability of a given policy.
To the degree that my formal education addressed political debate, it centered on the former category to the unfortunate detriment of the latter.