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The longest discussion in the world?

8 March 2005

Well, the longest on openDemocracy for sure. A discussion, prompted by the BBC's The Power of Nightmares TV series, which has ranged far and wide over months, in marathon style, reached a momentous 1000 posts on 4 March.

The thread's initiator David Thompson commented:

"During this behemoth of a thread, we’ve covered geopolitics, theology, moral absolutes, epistemology, the scientific method, the nature of infinity and nothing, and the choking hazards of metaphorical bagels.

What a ride."

Ambitious? Certainly. Find out what the fuss is about here.

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