Thursday, January 25, 2007

Yin and Yang

Old school: Conservative vs. Liberal

New school: Ideology vs. Competence

Competence

Ideology

2 Comments:

Blogger Jonathan said...

Which of the presidential aspirants do you think will actually attempt competance?

1:00 AM  
Blogger Wordcat said...

Who knows? Somebody I hope :^) I just think Zakaria is so on target with the idea of encouraging good governance. Z is so smart--can we get this as Secretary of State one of these days?

I'm hopeful any of the major candidates will have to dial down the idealistic democracy rhetoric and do foreign policy differently because of the backlash against the Bush presidency, which I think is going to last for many years.

I think pushing practically and strongly for good governance is a way to bring together our idealistic impulses and our better realistic selves into a united approach. It's got something for moral crusaders while also appealing to realists who are supportive of more practical, incremental change.

11:49 AM  

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