Saturday, February 08, 2003

slam dunkley
I encourage all and sundry to check out Wayne Dunkley's Share My World project. I'll be writing an article on Wayne's very interesting work this month, and I'm thinking about posting here those pieces of the article that don't quite fit within my 1,500 word limit -- because I'm sure there will be more than a few of those pieces. So check it out, and stay tuned.
trans-bloggerism
I'm currently taking part in a cross-blog debate on the war, being coordinated through N.Z. Bear's The Truth Laid Bear for the pro-war side and Stand Down for the antiwar side. We're just coming towards the end of the first part of the process, wherein each side is gathering questions from their "team" and trying to round up the best five.

I'm curious as to which five questions will survive from either side. Looking over the comments on Bear's site, I don't see more than two or three clear winners in terms of popularity. To be honest, I'm hoping that some of the more productive questions will survive and get posted -- the ones that are specifically designed to elicit questions about legal, moral and defense rationale for the war. Both sides appear to have elements obsessed either with sanctimonious ranting or crafting elaborate question-begging anti-questions. I suspected this impulse wouldn't win out on Stand Down, and it looks like I'm going to be borne out on that. The pro-war side has its voices of caution on this as well; perhaps I'm biased in seeing them as more muted. We'll see.

In any case, check out both sites for the posted questions at the top of next week. It should, at the very least, be interesting.