A Political Agenda?

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Dear visionaries,

There are two ways to find out our “agenda” for the future of the fair town of Moscow. One of them would be to go back into the 20/20 archives and reread all our previous discussions on this subject. We haven’t changed our minds since then. Another cool way to find out would be to consider reading the magazine you say you won’t read. We publish it because it actively promotes that vision and agenda, right alongside the books we write. But if you continue to refuse to read what we write, then we refuse to be held responsible for what you don’t know about what we are doing.

Seriously, an important point that Susan raises concerns her citation of Keith’s email — as though there were some monolithic and defined political agenda on the part of Christ Church. While we do share many things in common, when it comes to the detailed ways and means of politics, our church members are actually divided. And yes, those disagreements include differences over what an appropriate response might be to those periodic displays of a little progressive T & A for the frat boys. While we are in general harmony with one another, we do differ on how to get where we are going, and in our midst you can find neo-conservatives, paleo-conservatives, vague Eisenhower centrists, Hapsburg monarchists, libertarians, and more. Some of the libertarians even have an anarchist tinge. Some talk about diversity; others implement!


Douglas Wilson


“Apologetics in the Void” are repostings from an on-going electronic discussion and debate I had some time ago with members of our local community, whose names I have changed. The list serve is called Vision 20/20, and hence the name “visionaries.” Reading just these posts probably feels like listening to one half of a phone conversation, but I don’t feel at liberty to publish what others have written. But I have been editing these posts (lightly) with intelligibility in mind.


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