Sorry, I can't resist starting a new discussion thread.... (I don't get the same satisfaction trying to follow ideas on the Wall posts)
Based on Thomas' original group description, I would like to explore the "ancient faults of the left". I can see in some of the wall posts that there seems to be some who lament the absence of "the Left" on the American continent.
What is the consensus on the meaning of "The Left"? Is socialism what most people naturally want as a socio-political system? What are the faults of the Left? What evidence is there to support the claims that it is or is not the best system?