On May 7, 1:45 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 5/7/2012 8:40 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
> > Of course musical criticism is political. A negative review from a
> > prominent critic is supposed to have consequences for the career of
> > the musician. Same for restaurant critics, film critics, etc. Part of
> > being a successful critic is being courted by those who seek favorable
> > reviews, and all of them struggle with how much of their integrity is
> > worth to them.
> So now you expanded politics to include all activities of civil society. No
> point arguing
> with someone to whom words meant whatever they want them to mean.
Civil society is a political system. It is not much of a stretch to
see that most enduring aspects of it have a political dimension. The
more central to the political system (civilization) the thing is, the
more politically powerful the thing in question would have to be. How
could it be otherwise?
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