Should government's first obligation be achieving substantive goals or fine-tuning procedural mechanisms? How can these two aims be compared?
What is 'knowledge' if our politics doesn't even pretend to be concerned with truth?
Neither revenge nor negligence can justify hoping for the worse or expressing joy at other's misfortune.
Can virtue ethics ever justify wishing harm to come to others?
Political principles or party affiliation? Our political discourse tends toward tribalism first, convictions second.
Our entertainments send political messages all the time, what changes is our receptivity to them.
The sphere of the political is only ever expanding. In many cases this may be cause for celebration, but we must also recognize that soon there will be no space left.
Dewey's diagnosis of a splintered American public is as accurate now as it was then. How can we help the public find itself?
Can looting and vandalism ever be considered a justified response to oppression? Does it effectively communicate a message of resistance?
The "law and order" slogan is nothing more than a wish return to the status quo that is fundamentally opposed to the project of racial justice.