Daniel Drezner's blog is one I read frequently. I commend it to your attention. Drezner is a political scientist at the University of Chicago, who tends to write on economic matters. He's a free-trader and refreshingly skeptical of conventional wisdom, catch-phrases, spin, hoopla and cant. The commenters on his blog have one of the highest signal-to-noise ratios I've encountered (although, as usual, there are a few noisy idiots).
Drezner seems to be of a generally libertarian political disposition, rather like me, I thought. Today I was shocked when he announced he was currently 80% likely to vote for Kerry. He then suggested that his blog readers try to convince him otherwise.
The resulting discussion is well worth reading. There are a few of the usual chowderheads and poo-flingers, but there are also an unusual number of thoughtful people, trying to put Bush and Kerry, and their ideas and histories, into the context of American foreign policy during the past quarter century, and where we should go from here.
== fujin == heartlessness, inhumanity
|Etymology uncertain. Left radical is 'person' (人). Right radical is 'two' (二).Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Two people show benevolent relationship.'|