Tag: Convergence Politics

Left turn necessary for Labor to end narrow policy convergence

 

IN 1998, RADICAL American Leftist intellectual Noam Chomsky made the telling observation that:

“The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum.”

Another name for this phenomenon is convergence politics.

In Australia there is convergence on the economy, with debates focusing on relatively minor differences; but where heated debate on the so-called culture wars fills the vacuum.

via Left turn necessary for Labor to end narrow policy convergence