The Obligatory Introduction

Roland Dodds

Roland Dodds is an educator, researcher and father who writes about politics, culture and education. He spent his formative years in radical left wing politics, but now prefers the company of contrarians of all political stripes (assuming they aren't teetotalers). He is a regular inactive at Harry's Place and Ordinary Times.

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21 Responses

  1. greginak says:

    Welcome aboard.Report

  2. Road Scholar says:

    Greetings and felicitations! I look forward to your contributions. Question: What exactly is a conservative socialist? Is that like communitarianism?Report

    • rolanddodds in reply to Road Scholar says:

      Communitarianism does seem to fit, although I am not entirely familiar with the literature on the subject, so I can’t embrace the tag. I can say that I believe in an economy that puts certain ideals and goals above market demands and efficiency, some of which being social concerns that are traditionally “conservative” in nature. I also spent most of my life on the socialist left, so perhaps I just can’t leave the term, even when it no longer applies.

      I know there is a lot of red meat there, but I will explore these ideas further in the future!Report

      • LWA in reply to rolanddodds says:

        As a dispositionally conservative religious leftist, I am intrigued, sir, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

        Or at least read your posts.

        Because y’know, I like free stuff given away by others.

        *written from my Obamaphone*Report

  3. Saul Degraw says:

    I assume you have been to the Russian River Brewing company.Report

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  5. James K says:

    Greetings and welcome.Report

  6. Jaybird says:

    Dude. Great to have you here.Report

  7. aarondavid says:

    Hello, I am but an hour east of you!Report

  8. LeeEsq says:


  9. Kazzy says:

    Welcome! I am father to a 4-month-old (and 2-year-old) (both boys) and also teach (PreK). Looking forward to many fruitful dialogues.Report

  10. North says:

    Welcome, I look forward to your contributions with interest.Report