"The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion and studying all modes in which it can be looked at by every character of mind. No wise man ever acquired his wisdom in any mode but this." -John Stuart Mill

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Welcome to "The Conscience of a Centrist." My name is Matt Mazewski, and this blog is my attempt at creating a place where I can record my thoughts and opinions on contemporary political, economic, cultural, and religious issues without having to bother sending links, videos, or articles to specific people who probably don't care to follow, watch, or read them anyway.

A little bit about myself - I am an undergraduate at Haverford College in Haverford, PA, where I am studying math and economics (my student webpage can be found here. When not at school, I live in northwestern New Jersey, safely situated many miles from the places that come to mind when someone says "New Jersey."

A little bit about my perspective - I consider myself a moderate and a centrist. Though a number of my political views tend to be left-of-center, I have learned from studying economics that the most important qualities for policymakers (and for everyone) to have are a genuinely open mind and a willingness to critically examine from time to time even their most fundamental assumptions. With this in mind, I often set out to persuade others not of the merits of specific arguments, but of the need to adopt centrism as a coherent philosophy in and of itself, and not just out of a desire to simultaneously appease extremists and ideologues from as many factions as possible.

Thank you for visiting. Please take the time to leave a comment, even if it's an ad hominem attack. I like to keep tabs on my enemies.

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