So, I was surfing a couple of days ago, trying to get a feel for why so many continued to be in favor of the US invasion of Iraq, and ended up on Pejman’s site, not realizing that his blog is, in fact, fairly widely read. An offhanded comment led to a further exchange, which led to, well, exasperation.
This isn’t the case with some of the reasoning folks I know on the right. Gary shocked me yesterday by admitting to hubris in his earlier calls for an invasion, though he maintained his desire to expand the American Empire. But, unfortunately, I fear Gary and I remain in a minority: people pretty far apart on the left-right spectrum who are not ideologues, who are willing to reason with one another and have a desire to understand why there is a difference of opinion.
In all of the talk of “emergent democracy,” I wonder if, in fact, blogs are instead doing what everyone worried the web would do. Are we talking to each other, or are we only reading those with whom we agree? Instapundit will not make my blogroll any time soon, but I think this is a worthwhile question.