John P. Avlon
02.13.2006 | John P. Avlon | Danish Cartoon Affair, International Affairs, Media Affairs | 1 Comment
At a time like this, the concept of a free Civil Society needs strong defenders, not intimidated advocates.
The parties and their pundits have been thrilled with the vision of a polarized America where candidates offering “a choice, not an echo” divide the country into equally sized competing camps. This makes for good combat, good coverage, and more predictable political math — but for bad political dialogue and a decaying democracy.