Posted by: Anonymous
on February 04, 2008 10:04 AM
The essential fallacy of this article is the disguised presumption that it is necessary to seek a middle ground at all. Just like any other assertion, that must be grounded in facts (or first principles if it's a moral argument) otherwise it's simply an argumentum ad temperantiam. I see no reason to compromise my idealistic position in favor of any of the other motivations you've put forth here. My simple answer to finding the middle ground is: let's not.