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Re: To Meddle or Not to Meddle


While most of us are on the same page, and I quibble with nothing below, I would add to Andy’s post that what I do think may in fact be different today is the moment, and in two ways: i) we now have a mass organic demonstration which provides numerous opportunities (and, equally, numerous opportunities to do nothing) and ii) those demonstrations have provided a teachable moment to the rest of America (and the free world) that has not paid enough attention to all Andy writes. Jim Hoagland once put it this way: “Knowledge is important not when it first becomes available but when an audience becomes available to absorb and act on the knowledge.” I think that’s right.


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