Today, over at New Paltz, we get a philosophical tour of the owner's approach and a pithy comment on why he keeps his comments section closed:
Summing up, on the comments policy, opening that door is our call. We have been involved, over many years, in massive and rigorous defense of our points of view, and we are sufficiently familiar with the sloppy, confused, and disjointed thought to which the postmodern American university graduate feels entitled, and we are reluctant to have that sitting around here at the bottom of our posts like rusted out vehicles parked in the front yard.
I don't think I could have expressed it as clearly myself. My comments are open, but the paucity of interaction protects us all from the garbage that constitutes discourse in modern America.
Read the whole thing over at NPJ:
On life, politics, morality and economics--among other things.