In response to my cat poem "here and now" - here - Bill sent me this poem. It is from a book called WALKS ALONG THE DITCH which will be published, spring, 2016.
In Democratic Individuality, I argued that at a high level of abstraction, modern conservatives, liberals and radicals believe that the best economic, social and political institutions foster each person’s individuality. Their differences are largely empirical or social theoretical. All clash with modern authoritarians. I will take up practical issues such as torture and the lineage of the neocons and link them to larger issues in how we conceive a decent regime, locally and internationally.