Beyond Left and Right

From Al Jazeera:

Are you tired of the old concept of the political left and right?

Arianna Huffington, the co-founder of The Huffington Post, the online home for hundreds of journalists and opinionated celebrities, is.

She tells Al Jazeera: “I don’t see American politcs as a left-right game. I think that in fact when we continue to see it as a left-right game we are having a much harder time laying out the choices for the American people. Caring for the middle class, caring for jobs, wanting to prioritise that – is that a left-wing position? Shouldn’t everybody care about that?… I think we are using these terms in a way which has made this type of national conversation much, much harder to have and which really marginalises issues.”

Born in Greece, Arianna Huffington emigrated to the US where she married former US Congressman Michael Huffington. After their divorce she embarked on her own political career, running for the governorship of California in 2003.

Two years later, she started the Huffington Post, which she sold last year to the internet giant America Online for more than $300m.

Her website draws two per cent of the world’s internet traffic and now she is taking her brand of journalism to Europe…

[continues at Al Jazeera

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4 Responses to Beyond Left and Right

  1. m1kesa1m0ns February 10, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Good old dialectical materialism- the game the elite use to distract the people from their real problems. Ariana Huffington is right, the sooner we can move beyond left and right, the better. That time might be close, since “left” and “right” nowadays are only caricatures used as weapons against each other.

  2. brent's polemics February 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    LOL! Noted leftist Arianna Huffington calls for us to more beyond left vs. right? Surely the beyond part of that means us all moving LEFT. Idiots.

    • brent's polemics February 11, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

      damn typos…not “more,” but “move”…

    • Andrew February 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

      In the U.S. “left” is defined as anything not theocratic and/or plutarchic, so moving “left” is a necessity.

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