Fat Steve's Blatherings

Monday, March 14, 2005

Diversity in Opinion: An Anecdote

      Instapundit has a long post about "diversity in blogging."  It was sparked by a column in Newsweek by Steven Levy, who laments the lack of female and non-white bloggers.

      To this, Mad Anthony has a good response:
This kind of thinking makes a big assumption - that all whites, and all males, think alike (or at least never think about things the same way a black/female does).

      Which stirs a memory.  In her 1971 book The News Twisters, Edith Efron mentioned "Spectrum," a CBS radio show featuring six "diverse viewpoints."  The six viewpoints in question were all liberal.  After this was pointed out to them, they eventually changed, giving us two left wingers, two right wingers, and two 'middle of the road' viewpoints, which of course were two liberals.

      Liberals always think 'diversity' means lots of people who look different, all saying exactly the same thing.  I'll have more on this presently, when I review Jacob Talmon's The Origins of Totalitarian Democracy.

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