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An Opportunity for Young Progressives to Shine

An Opportunity for Young Progressives to Shine

Calling all progressively-minded youth! How would you answer this question:

What do you think is the most serious issue facing your generation?

If you are a high school or university student, you could win $1,000 for answering this question.

The progressive news journal, The Nation, is launching its 6th annual student writing contest. It is looking for thoughtful, opinionated responses to the above question from a generation of young people. This is a great opportunity to let the world know what young people care about.

Today’s students are passionate about many issues including climate change, immigration reform, local politics and their own rising student debt. What do you think qualifies as the most important for your generation?

Responses should be 800 words and are due by June 30. To submit an essay and get more information, visit the Nation’s contest page.

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5:02PM PDT on May 16, 2011

This is such a great opportunity (especially for us opinionated kids ;)). Thanks for the link!

2:17PM PDT on May 13, 2011

Good idea...good luck ...!!!!!!!!

7:05AM PDT on May 13, 2011

Thanks, wish them all the best of luck.

3:57PM PDT on May 12, 2011

This is a good idea, I see Gene's comment below and he makes a good point.

1:57PM PDT on May 12, 2011

I heard a statistic today regarding the college graduates coming out this year; the unemployment rate for them is in excess of 45% so why would jobs not be the number one item for their thoughts. I know all of you are good progressives and democrats but the problem is that the next generation is going to have a hard time without working because like Margaret Thatcher said; sooner or later you run out of other peoples money.

1:39PM PDT on May 12, 2011

If a young progressive wants to see what his liberal party wants to teach our children you must watch this video. It si very important that everyone see this. It is not just in AZ, similar text books are being put in schools around the country.

12:05PM PDT on May 12, 2011


10:59AM PDT on May 12, 2011

Thanks for the article.

10:48AM PDT on May 12, 2011

Hi Thomas,

Would you ever capitulate to a conservative who holds different core values from you? The pot just called the kettle black. Then you went ahead and said you are somehow completely different. I could make quite a few jokes out of this, but I have to get back to work soon.

10:40AM PDT on May 12, 2011

Hi Gene,

There is a simple reason for capitulation despite differences in core values: If they have already won, continuing to fight will only make things worse. Early capitulation, while you still maintain the power to pose some kind of serious threat but after you have demonstrated your ability to use it, can drive that opponent to make concessions in the end-of-conflict resolution. Continuing to fight, though, would entrench you as an enemy rather than just an opponent, making that opponent less willing to compromise. On the other hand, if you are, or believe you may be, the stronger party, obviously don't surrender. Offer your opponent that opportunity.

Even core values can often be often compromised, just not vital interests. For example, if the opponent values its religion as much as its life, then it sees as a core value the promotion of that religion. Its vital interest, however, is the maintenance of its religion within its community (or in the case of an individual itself), not yours (or you), so a compromise can normally be made. Of course, if the power-difference is large enough, the opponent may see no point in compromise on some matters which are important to you. In that case, however, continuing to fight will generally only increase that power-difference, losing whatever concessions you would otherwise have had.

While core values may oppose each other, it is exceedingly rare that vital interests actually come into conflict.

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