The similarities between the two figures raise questions about misogyny and hypocrisy.
The pursuit of power for power's sake has reduced politics to a bad faith battle for the people's attention.
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?