Monday, September 19, 2005

What is Progressive?





Thought this article "What is Progressive?" was interesting, given the new moniker "technoprogressivism." Apparently the left-wing "Campus Progress Project" has been debating the meaning of the term "progressive," and propose broadly that it is more pragmatic and less ideological than "liberalism".

"Progressives believe in maximizing human freedom and helping society (and its individual members) achieve their full potential...Progressives encourage personal and moral responsibility, and promote respect for ethical values....Progressivism is about pragmatism and fairness..."

Doesn't really satisfy my desire for ideological and political boundaries, and they emphasize he American-ness of progressivism, which is unattractive and unnecessary for me.

But an interesting effort nonetheless.

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