Thanks to all who were able to attend the presentation I led last night on integral politics. We had a good discussion and hopefully will lead our local salon to think of some ways to participate in the polis here locally. The sound recording didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped, I might play with it and see if I can post pieces. Though no promises on that front.
The next few days are pretty busy, but I’m hoping perhaps to do a series of posts digesting and working through some of the main issues I worked on last night. What comes through more and more for me is the necessity for the recreation of civil society. More so than party building although that is a piece of the issue. Habermas and Taylor’s recent work on civic (and civil) reason I think is crucially important in this regard (I’m more Taylorian than Habermasian in some respects).