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Left2Right Blog


This new group blog, Left2Right, features such heavy hitters as Lewis Kornhauser, Richard Rorty, and Kwame Anthony Appiah. "In the aftermath of the 2004 Presidential election, many of us have come to believe that the Left must learn how to speak more effectively to ears attuned to the Right.

How can we better express our values? Can we learn from conservative critiques of those values? Are there conservative values that we should be more forthright about sharing? 'Left2Right' will be a discussion of these and related questions." Lefty profs struggle to talk to Red America, in other words.

So far the discussion has focused primarily on domestic policy, with a sprinkling of foreign policy. The bloggers are mostly law professors or philosophy professors, so it's unlikely that economics will get much attention. Orin Kerr asks if Right2Left can be far behind. I personally would like to see Libertarians2Left&Right.

Peter G. Klein is Carl Menger Research Fellow of the Mises Institute and W. W. Caruth Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.

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