: :It's rarely an honest attempt by both sides to discover an elusive truth, but rather a contest to see who can "win".
: Good dialectic, the adversarial system has its advantages.
Yes, but if our litigious culture and the O.J. trial have taught me anything, it's that the indefensible isn't really and almost ANY position in an argument can be won if its defender is savvy enough. So, though I enjoy the adversarial system occasionally, I don't really trust it.
: : That said, I wonder if any of the socialists here could recommend books I need to read. I've read some Marx, some Chomsky, some Zinn, but I could always read more if that's what you recommend.
: Demanding the Impossible: A History of Anarchism by...oh bloody hell...Andrew Marshall?
I did find a book called Demanding the Impossible? : Human Nature and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Social Anarchism by David Morland. Is this it?
: That'll do for starters...
Thanks very much! To the library!!