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the soros-koch test of political hackery

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Are you dedicated to principles? Or, are you a hack that just roots for your team no matter what they do? Well, I have a new test to help you decide. I call it the Soros-Koch test. They just announced that they are starting a non-profit dedicated to ending the “forever” war that the U.S. is waging. From the Boston Globe:

In one of the most remarkable partnerships in modern American political history, Soros and Charles Koch, the more active of the two brothers, are joining to finance a new foreign-policy think tank in Washington. It will promote an approach to the world based on diplomacy and restraint rather than threats, sanctions, and bombing. This is a radical notion in Washington, where every major think tank promotes some variant of neocon militarism or liberal interventionism. Soros and Koch are uniting to revive the fading vision of a peaceable United States. The street cred they bring from both ends of the political spectrum — along with the money they are providing — will make this new think tank an off-pitch voice for statesmanship amid a Washington chorus that promotes brinksmanship.

So here is the test. Choose which philanthropist is closer to you and think about your gut reaction to this partnership. If you focused on the fact that your favorite guy teamed up with the enemy, then you may be a hack. If you are happy that someone from the other side moved toward your position, you are interested in issues. If you are dismayed that the other side pulled your guy away from your position, you are interested in issues. Try it out!

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Written by fabiorojas

July 3, 2019 at 2:58 pm

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