David Mamet's interview in the Wall Street Journal (May 28, 2011) is an ice breaker.
It is no longer impolite to ask questions of those who hold strongly held beliefs, and yet offer no evidence to support those beliefs. It is as if the mirrors in a Jean-Paul Sartre play were broken. Once the images fail to reflect the views we choose to see, what value are our mirrors? Today's Left doesn't see the image of the mirror at all. Mirror as metaphor has been lost to the Left. There exists, no longer, a line clearly dividing the role of les autres. Extension and intention has lost its valuable delineation. Now, for the po-mo crowd it is simply intention. No need for one to allow for any externalities at all. This is what I want, so this is what I want.
Not much for argumentation are these Lefties. But they do score high on consistency.
Read. Enjoy. Think.
It's what a man should do, N'est-ce pas?