I promise I won't point to everything Mark Schmitt writes (though that would be no small public service), but I do want to draw attention to this follow-up to the issues covered in this post. It seems both Yglesias and I misunderstood Schmitt in a subtle but telling way.He summarizes thusly: The call for "an ideology" to me is like saying, "we need a mission statement." It's been my experience that you can appoint a committee and spend a lot of time writing your organization's mission statement and debating the relative priority of "community" or "tolerance," or you can get …
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