November 14th, 2006

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Voting strategies

A rather long discourse on the much debated question of whether it is inherently superior to engage in party-line voting or to catagorically reject party-line voting under all circumstances. My analysis as to why no voting stratgy is inherently more "rational," "right" or "worthy of respect" below.

As an aside, let me put in a plug for philosophy, political sceince, and the other humanities that tend to get treated by some folks as intellectual whanking. If you don't understand what you are doing or why, if you don't even have a vocabulary to think about it, you can really screw yourself up.

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