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When I posted the note earlier today I was being half-joking. It amused me that a bunch of conservatives gave me the ammunition to be anti-conservative. And they aren't exactly advocating suppression with the article to which I linked. My own view is that if an idea is harmful, the antidote is more ideas.

But the response has convinced me that enough people would be interested in reading these that we might make an actual go of this. So I'm gonna organize something. Stay tuned for more info.

And thanks to amare for the link in the first place.

Actually, I have one question to start for those interested in participating. How democratic would you like the running of this to be? My gut feel is that it'll be better to start with a benevolent dictator thing. Put together the details, see how it works, and then modify the plan to smooth the edges.

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evillinn From: evillinn Date: February 20th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I think you are probably right. My guess is that, initially at least, some real guidance would be good. And easier to start there and loosen up, rather than start loose and try to gain some direction for it.
evillinn From: evillinn Date: February 20th, 2007 08:46 am (UTC) (Link)
hrm. ya know...I'm sort of wondering if I can get school credit for doing this. Would you mind keeping me in the loop as you plan? I'd be happy to help organize, too, since I might be trying to take advantage of the event.
From: dyann Date: February 20th, 2007 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not particular.
geekalpha From: geekalpha Date: February 20th, 2007 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Groups don't make decisions very well. It is much better to have one person pick a direction and ask others along.

If the idea is good enough to get momentum, corrections can come later.
insolent From: insolent Date: February 20th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I'd be interested if I could actually get hold of the books.
gkr From: gkr Date: February 20th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
that information will be provided!
paxamillion From: paxamillion Date: February 20th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Benevolant Dictator!

Nothing destroy's a group faster than "When do you want to meet?".

You tell us when based on your knowledge of schedules, and adjust from there as necessary.
la_roja From: la_roja Date: February 20th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm interested. I think have a leader is a good idea.
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