Saturday, March 31, 2007

Added Z-Net to sidebar

After the brief exchange regarding Michael Albert's new book I began to wonder if I'd been too hard in condemning the site as a whole, that maybe there were some things about it that I wasn't seeing, or that had changed. While I don't retract my comments earlier I am pleasantly surprised that Z-Net has in fact opened itself up to currents outside of Z-Net, from the general Progressive community to other forms and conceptions of socialism.

Besides what I mentioned, the problem as I saw it with Z-Net was that it was unconnected to anything but itself, in my opinion, and when that was questioned there really wasn't a response. An example of this is the exchange with Katsiaficas that happened a while ago where under criticism from Katsiaficas, Albert essentially ignored his criticisms and the dialogue stopped. At least that's how I read it.

It appears to have opened up some.

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