<quote>You want to know why the left has ideas and the right has discipline? Because people who like ideas and dislike authority tend to identify with the Democratic left, while people who feel threatened by new ideas and more comfortable in a disciplined and ordered world tend to identify with the Republican right. Democrats and progressives let a thousand flowers bloom. Republicans and the right issue directives. This has been the yin and yang of American politics and culture. But it means that the Democratic left’s new ideas often fall victim to its own notorious lack of organization and to the right’s highly-organized fear mongering.</quote>
And in response to comments that were posted by some trolls & the need for moderating the comments, Dr. Reich said;
<quote>…We are living through some challenging times that cause many to be understandably upset, but we owe one another respectful attention. Deliberation over important matters is the heart of our democracy, but we can have that only to the extent we honor the privilege of deliberating.</quote> Wow, I think that is the most concise, humane way to answer idiots. I plan to quote this many more times around the forums I may use.