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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

What is an "American" Progressive?

A new site in the United States for youthful progressives...

Campus Progress

Recent and interesting article on What is a Progressive by By Andrew Garib, Campus Progress.

"...Progressivism, like many important concepts, is many things to many people. Nevertheless, it has its own history, its own culture, and its own politics – all wrapped into a potent package that is making its comeback in the political discourse of this great country. The Campus Progress conference is just the latest manifestation of a political movement that is already changing America’s political landscape for the better..."

"...The first key to understanding progressivism is that it’s not the same as liberalism, as many might assume. “Progressivism is an orientation towards politics,” Halpin said in an interview with Campus Progress. “It’s not a long-standing ideology like liberalism, but an historically-grounded concept … that accepts the world as dynamic.” Progressivism is not an ideology at all, but an attitude towards the world of politics that is far less black-and-white than conservatism or liberalism, breaking free from the false and divisive dichotomy of liberal vs. conservative that has dominated American politics for too long..." - excerpts from What is a Progressive.

You can read the entire article here and register to take part in the online discussion. Some thought provoking ideas and worthy read.

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