Saturday, August 27, 2005

Families, Churches, and Echo Chambers

The debate in last Sunday's Star Tribune ("Bring back the draft?" print version) between Eric Ringham and Jim Boyd begins with this:

A return to the military draft is a topic that can divide families, friends -- even members of a newspaper's editorial staff. After disagreeing for months, Jim Boyd and Eric Ringham have it out in print.

Imagine that, even the handpicked liberals on the editorial staff can disagree on something. Normal groupthink will continue following this unpleasant episode. It's almost like the Civil War. Brother against brother, liberal against liberal....

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