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Should I leave the equivalent frame for European social democracy as an exercise for the reader?

No?

Now seriously, this is scarily postmodern.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:03:10 PM EST
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Agreed.. I couldaahve made the capitalism one with some minor changes.. but not the marxist one .. so I guess I can not do the middle of the road Social Democaracy one :)

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 at 05:14:52 PM EST
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this is scarily postmodern.

Is it not possible to accept postmodern tools, such as deconstruction, and even to accept that values are cultural phenomena and therefore many existing vales are cultural artifacts without accepting that all values are inherently arbitrary?

Surely universal human rights are superior to rights that only pertain to a specific ethnicity and that superiority can be maintained even while allowing the perception and implementation to be critiqued on the grounds of relativism.  I think much of the problem is that people look for given rather than being willing to accept responsibility for created values.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 29th, 2009 at 12:13:13 PM EST
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ARGeezer:
Is it not possible to accept postmodern tools, such as deconstruction

possible? i'd say essential...

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 08:47:20 AM EST
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