Libertarians vs. Communitarians


Occasional Reason contributor Fred Turner has a thoughtful and interesting essay on Tech Central Station in which he argues that the real division in American politics is now libertarian vs. communitarian. A snippet:

More interesting than taking one side or the other would be exploring how the debate itself might throw up excellent new ideas, solutions to old problems, and creative opportunities for cultural and political leadership. Perhaps we should look for a candidate in future presidential primaries and elections to attempt to seize one side of the debate and to define his opponents as on the other side. Will either or both of the major parties begin to split? If one party collapses altogether, as is possible for the Democrats, will the other fission into two in order to fit our two-party paradigm? We live in interesting times.