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Old 01-19-2012, 12:35 AM
badhatharry badhatharry is offline
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Default Re: at least this is new!

Originally Posted by badhatharry View Post
But she really did say it! What to do? What to think? Froma Harrop has presented us with a real dilemma!
So I looked up The National Conference of Editorial Writers and it is in fact a real organization, not a figment of Jon Stewart's comedy writing team.

Here's part of their proposed project vision:

We aim to be persuasive, no matter how great the distance between points of view, in promoting respect, not only for the adversary but also for the audience and for the democratic institutions whose wellbeing depends so much on the wisdom of an informed electorate.
Froma is the president of the organization.
"By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it." Adam Smith

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