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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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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    Welcome aboard.Report

  2. Avatar Road Scholar says:

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

    • Avatar 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

  3. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

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

  4. Avatar Dan Scotto says:

    Welcome!Report

  5. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Dude. Great to have you here.Report

  6. Avatar aarondavid says:

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

  7. Avatar 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

  8. Avatar North says:

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

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