Ryan M.

Ryan M.



Philadelphia, PA

Joined group

Feb 9, 2017

Do you promise to keep an open mind and help create constructive discussions that don't degenerate into political bickering?

Yes. I've actually been desperate to find a group of likeminded individuals not bound by partisanship to discuss ideas and put them into action.

List 5 thinkers who have influenced your thinking on political theory, social & cultural issues, economics, foreign policy or other relevant areas:

Noam Chomsky, John Stuart Mill, Bob Dylan, Steven Novella, and Joseph Heller.

If someone asks you what your political orientation is, what do you typically say?

It's kind of a loaded question that requires an in depth view. On the surface, with a one word answer, I'd fall into the liberal/left category. However, there are many factors at play there. I believe that we've spent a generation drifting toward the right or neo-liberalism, so I'm on the left in relative terms, but in absolutes, I'm probably a centrist.

How do you score on the Big Five personality test (if you know)?