stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 08:01:07 UTC 2007
On 10/12/07, Samantha Atkins <sjatkins at mac.com> wrote:
> Personally I don't use such simplistic labels for myself or anyone
> else as "progressive". I thought we all claimed "upwinger" or some
> such anyway.
I do not like much the label myself. In Europe has strong, unilateral
political connotation which presumes that history has a fixed,
determinist course known in advance to the progressive thinker in cause,
which can just be resisted or seconded. In fact, Christian fondamentalism
itself would be progressive in the sense that history would be the progress
of Providential plans in place. Secular versions of the concept do not
improve much on the idea, IMHO.
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