Decision Makers

Here’s one more ingredient for my conceptual stew. In this post-2004 election piece for The New Republic, Christopher Hayes describes what it was like volunteering to knock on doors on behalf of John Kerry’s campaign in Wisconsin that year. You should really read the whole thing – Hayes is a great writer – but I’ll…

Quico says: I suppose readers must think I’ve finally cracked: posting 40 year old public opinion research and papal encyclicals and such. Actually, there’s a bit of method to the madness…these random (seeming) posts are related, at least in my mind, and build together into what (I think) is a coherent argument. (OK, well, maybe…

Quico says: I suppose readers must think I’ve finally cracked: posting 40 year old public opinion research and papal encyclicals and such. Actually, there’s a bit of method to the madness…these random (seeming) posts are related, at least in my mind, and build together into what (I think) is a coherent argument. (OK, well, maybe…

Venezuela’s right-wing dictatorship

Katy says: I have been to Venezuela three times in the last year, and each trip brings a new insight into what is going on there, insights that are hard to get from reading Globovisión or form the daily feeds of Unión Radio, El Universal and Descifrado. Recently, I began wondering whether Venezuela is indeed…

Venezuela’s right-wing dictatorship

Katy says: I have been to Venezuela three times in the last year, and each trip brings a new insight into what is going on there, insights that are hard to get from reading Globovisión or form the daily feeds of Unión Radio, El Universal and Descifrado. Recently, I began wondering whether Venezuela is indeed…

Venezuela’s right-wing dictatorship

Katy says: I have been to Venezuela three times in the last year, and each trip brings a new insight into what is going on there, insights that are hard to get from reading Globovisión or form the daily feeds of Unión Radio, El Universal and Descifrado. Recently, I began wondering whether Venezuela is indeed…

Taking Ignorance Seriously

Jeffrey Friedman says: The most profound observer of political ignorance, Walter Lippmann, tackled [...] the commonplace accusation that one’s political adversaries have evil motives. This is neither a charitable accusation to make nor one that, when the heat of the day’s political battles dissipates, stands up to empirical testing. Yet it is an immensely important…

Chavismo’s Mirror Image

Quico says: Dear Katy, Actually, I’m not sure if we really agree, or, to say it more precisely, I’m not sure if we’re talking about the same thing. Your post deals mostly with what we think, but the problem, for my money, is all about how we think. The question isn’t whether one side or…

Chavismo’s Mirror Image

Quico says: Dear Katy, Actually, I’m not sure if we really agree, or, to say it more precisely, I’m not sure if we’re talking about the same thing. Your post deals mostly with what we think, but the problem, for my money, is all about how we think. The question isn’t whether one side or…