Learning and enlightenment LO22430

Tue, 10 Aug 1999 01:20:53 EDT

Replying to LO22413 --

>To: Readers -- Aleksandar wrote to us early in the period of bombing. He
>recently sent another note which was a bit too partisan to distribute.
>Frankly, if I had been bombed, I don't know how I could have written a
>note without being partisan. One of my grand questions is how we can ever
>lift the clouds of secrecy, disinformation, and partisanship so that we
>might learn something from a war experience.
> ..Rick]

Dear Rick,

I understand the concern with partisanship on a listserv of this nature,
but truly, how can it be avoided in a true learning organization? And
more to the point, should it be avoided? Sometimes I think we must
embrace the tiger, even if it is not comfortable and even painful. The
trick would be to take what comes from that experience and see what can be
learned from it. I'm curious as to how you and others define partisanship
and whether it is automatically perceived as something negative and to be
avoided. Just some thoughts........Harriett.



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