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PositionDial and the joys of self-discovery

Ray, John (2014) PositionDial and the joys of self-discovery. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (27 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

This article is by Polis Intern and LSE MSc student John Ray on a presentation given by PositionDial founder Mariam Cook. As a child growing up in the United States, I remember asking my mother why she wasn’t voting for Ralph Nader in the 2000 Presidential Election. Nader, remembered today as “the reason why Al Gore lost”, was a progressive politician who ran as a Green Party candidate and my mom, a leftist single-mother, was ideologically much closer to him than Gore (something even a nine year old could recognize). But my Mom responded, “because I’m a Democrat (the equivalent of Labour), I’ve always voted Democrat, and they need me more”. The latter statement proved true, but the ones that preceded it stuck with me as problematic.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 15 May 2017 08:21
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76876

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