dodd is on a roll
As you can tell, this has been another busy day for me, with little opportunity to post. However, The Dodd at Ipse Dixit has been doing a lot of pondering lately that has resulted in a pair of first-rate posts.
For starters, he considers the nature of philosophy and aesthetics from a left-brain/right brain perspective, and as a bonus links to this swell Picasso gallery.
As if that wasn't meaty enough, Dodd stops to consider the nature of partisan politics and his own role in the debate. No few citations could do justice to his excellent and soul-searching essay--read the whole thing. But here are a few thoughts of my own on what he has to say:
I wonder sometimes if my own weblog isn't too relentlessly negative in its discussion of politics. It seems that way to me on occasion. Perhaps that's because the items I find most interesting and worthy of comment are the ones that make me mad. Or perhaps I am just too prone to viewing the actions of the Loyal Opposition in terms of pure partisan politics while not tending to be so cynical about the actions of people from my own side of the aisle.
Dodd then goes on to describe his reaction to the announcement that Congress would likely vote on giving Bush authority to take military action agaisnt Iraq. Dodd acknowledged seeing Daschle's acquiesence to hold a vote as nothing more than raw politics.