LetsGetAlongerism Has Failed in USA and Britain…

When I joined Slugger (after some false starts) in early 2010, the Decade of Centenaries was all the rage, how we should shape the anniversaries such as the Ulster Covenant, the Somme, Easter Rising, as something that was shared history. I started using the term “LetsGetAlongerism”. A lot of people seem to find the word objectionable. At one level, it seems rather evident that getting along is an excellent thing, but I think it is not in itself a political …

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So what’s a LetsGetAlongerist, and what’s not?

It’s been a while since we added anything new to the Slugger glossary of terms. Even the entries we already have can do with refining, as Colm O Mongain did this morning on Twitter with Whataboutery: @DonallGeoghegan @mickfealty mutually assured stasis through finger-pointing. Wd that do? — Colm Ó Mongáin (@colmomongain) April 1, 2014 After a few years in currency on Slugger and other blogs, it seems to me that FitzJamesHorse‘s LetGetAlongerism ought to get the Slugger glossary treatment. Before …

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