Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Labels That Don't Stick

The language of politics is always worth thinking about, again. Like votes, hopefully, every word counts. Along those lines, “Labels That Don’t Stick” is a piece I wrote for STYLE Weekly a couple of years ago. (Click on the link to read the whole piece)

"...In the contemporary American political game, when players call themselves or their opponents 'liberals' or 'conservatives' they are probably just trying to jerk you around by what they see as your shallow understanding of the situation. Today's political issues divide along many lines. There are urban vs. suburban arguments. There are differences that split generations, classes, lifestyles and you-name-it. Trying always to frame such issues in a left-right context tortures the truth."

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