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he articulated a method, not a political philosophy, a how, not a why.

who uses the method determines the consequences, however if it is used unscrupulously, it has a way of tainting the author of the method.

the justice of this is debatable, but it is the big bug in being a methodologist.

the only clear way to ascertain the ethic of the author would be if he came out unequivocally for a political philosophy.

it is interesting how this guy's profile is raising simultaneously with the old partisan at the top of the best sellers book list in france...

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 02:39:18 PM EST
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Yes. Stephane Hessel speaks of moral indignation. Gene Sharp leans toward the technology, the methodology of social change at the top.
A synergy there, and one which recurrs in history.
Still, Sharp has clear principles, and it's easy to ascertain what they are. Just read him.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 10:29:40 PM EST
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