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"...public opinion deserves to be respected as well as despised" G.W.F. Hegel, 'Philosophy of Right'

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December 10, 2003

I will be out for the day visiting Adelaide's Samphire Coast (between Gawler and Port Wakefield) so posting will be light at public opinion.

In the light of the recent election of Mark "Will to Power" Latham to the leadership of the ALP I have made a number of posts on The Third Way over at around the issue of unemployment, citizenship and the Third Way.

The posts grow out of my concern about the negatives effect of globalization on our cities. They are about ladders, opportunities and the ethics of care:

Enjoy the read, if you have the time to explore philosophy in political life.

Mark Latham clearly marks a break from the rights without duties liberalism. His ethos is located in the moral obligations of civil society: in self-help and self-improvment; aspiration and ambition; mutual responsibility and reciprocity. This is the philosophy behind the political warrior, with a larrikan streak and a touch of mongrel.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 6:25 AM | | Comments (0)