>I don't expect to convince you---any more than I expect >to convince Tanner. But it is fun to goad you---just as >it is fun to goad Tanner.
Does this mean you will, or will not, take that walk down the hallway and invite one of your colleagues, in the history or political science departments, to coffee and discuss these question? Originally, I urged you to investigate, with them, the question of whether every American law has the support of a majority of the public. Now, you may also want to ask them to compare and contrast the ideologies of fascism and socialism. Let me recapitulate for those of you trying to keep score at home.
(1) I was riding my usual hobby horse, the Education Mafia, when Lou suggested education (the particular issue in this case is affirmative action as it operates in education) works the way it does because the American people want it that way, http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=7830969