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When did agreement start to make decisions apolitical? Around the same time as the end of history?

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Sep 7th, 2013 at 07:21:21 AM EST
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"This time is different."

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Sep 7th, 2013 at 07:29:53 AM EST
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Mutual, consensual and participative agreement is very different from politics as usual.

"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Sat Sep 7th, 2013 at 02:23:47 PM EST
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There's "politics as usual" ie party and party personnel etc, and then there's the political sphere of human thought and action. Jake's point is that agreements (definitely including mutual, consensual and participative agreement) belong to the latter.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Sep 7th, 2013 at 03:05:04 PM EST
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You're using a narrow definition of 'political' that makes the term less useful (or more useful to plutocrats).

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 7th, 2013 at 04:40:21 PM EST
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