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I think that the discussion would be more informed - or at least more intelligible - if we could agree on what an ideology actually is.

Currently, it is used variously in the sense of party program, quasi-religious dogma, the opposite of Compulsive Centrist Disorder, a generic term of abuse and an investigation into the coherence of a set of (political?) principles. Having the central term under discussion subjected to such a wide variety of definitions strikes me as a recipe for misunderstandings, sidetracks and an all-round low signal-to-noise ratio.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Jun 4th, 2009 at 05:48:56 AM EST

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