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Created: January 25, 2001
Latest Update: July 31, 2001
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On Hearing ALL Validity Claims
In Good Faith

This is a new file, broken off from the leftright.htm links identifying Web sites that can give you both sides of the issue. It's in unfinished form at the present, but useable.

New stuff in summer 2001:

Robert Nozick: Libertarian right perspective. Harvard Philosophy professor. right wing perspective

Knowingness and Judicial Temperament Gives left/right perspectives. Link added August 4, 2001.

Participatory Media Networks: A New Model for Producing and Disseminating Progressive News and Information by Christopher A. Shumway. This link was posted on July 31, 2001, on PSN. It's important to include it here, so I put it up for you, if you'd like to read it before I get to work on this essay. jeanne

The Ruckus Society

In July 2001, the World Bank's Gateway for "knowledge workers" was scheduled to open on the Internet. The debate on what that means for dissemination of information and dissent from that information is captured on the links below. We urge you to read both sides of an issue. To not do so is to deny a validity claim without a good faith hearing, which is to be complicit in acts of social injustice.
Essay lecture notes will go up soon. jeanne. July 21, 2001.

  • About the Center for Public Integrity
    "There was a time in this country when public service was held in high esteem, when the best and brightest were drawn to the nation's capital to work for the public good and in the public interest.

    Now, the landscape has changed. As The New York Times put it, "Americans are being insulted by a political culture that places private gain ahead of public trust." The result is an ever-growing mass of alienated Americans. The largest group today in the United States is not Republican, Democrat or independent, but the approximately 100 million nonvoters who choose not to participate in selecting their leaders.

    Over the years, money has become the dominant influence in our political system: Money dictates how lawmakers are elected, who has access to them, and the career paths they choose after leaving government. Ultimately, those voices in the country without connections or money just don't seem to get heard.

    This country sorely needs an ombudsman, an institution that serves as an objective purveyor of truth, outside of party, ideology, economic, or other interests, with strong credibility with the news media. Fulfilling this role as an honest broker of information, the Center for Public Integrity exposes abuses of the public trust. Accordingly, the Center has been called a "watchdog in the corridors of power" by National Journal.

    The Center's mission is to provide the American public with the findings of its investigations and analyses of public service, government accountability, and ethics-related issues. The Center's books, reports, and newsletters uniquely combine political science and investigative reporting, unfettered by the usual time and space constraints. For that reason, The New Yorker has called the Center "a journalistic utopia." The president of the National Press Club has described the Center as "a significant force in the nation's capital, a new government watchdog. . . [which has] developed a reputation for being tough but fair. . . a conscience for the news media and politicians alike."

    The Center for Public Integrity - created in 1990 by a group of concerned Americans - is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt educational organization that is supported in part by your contributions."

Lecture notes up soon. jeanne July 23, 2001.