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Spring 2000


The Confloundering Electorate

We Americans - especially our manufacturing successes - have considered ourselves to be a highly pragmatic people. Unfortunately, the other side of that coin is that we are basically a non-political people or in the deeper sense a non-ideological people. Deep in the heart of that lies what goes on in the universities today where the dominant positivistic social sciences focus on research in the form of fact gathering and the proving of concepts. Unfortunately the normative disciplines - especially philosophies - get short shrift for their methods designed to focus on what should be, not on what is.


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