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Old 12-05-2010, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: An Advertisement for Openness (Glenn Greenwald & Matt Welch)

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Originally Posted by operative View Post
the dreaded utopian.
From wikipedia's entry on libertarian socialism:

"Contrary to popular opinion, libertarian socialism has not traditionally been a utopian movement, tending to avoid dense theoretical analysis or prediction of what a future society would or should look like. The tradition instead has been that such decisions cannot be made now, and must be made through struggle and experimentation, so that the best solution can be arrived at democratically and organically, and to base the direction for struggle on established historical example. Supporters often suggest that this focus on exploration over predetermination is one of their great strengths. They point out that the success of the scientific method comes from its adherence to open rational exploration, not its conclusions, rather than dogma and predetermined predictions."
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