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Politics is about Persuasion – “Thoughtlines” – Bob Carr

June 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Campaigning, Democracy, Electoralism, Ideology, Means and Ends, Political Communication, Politics, Progressive Politics, Socialism, Trade Unionism, UK Labour

Politics is about persuasion. Hugh Gaitsekll, British Labour leader, reminded his party that it could never go further than it could persuade 50% plus one of the voters to go. The emphasis should be on the word ‘persuade’ because politics is also about the extension of possibility.

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