Trump seems like a real asshole, though it’s possible he’s just saying stupid and vile things because doing so is a smart way to win office.
However, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect: As of right now, Donald Trump is morally superior to Hillary Clinton.
Consider two different people:
1. Hillie has held power […]
Over at the Princeton University Press blog, I have a post today dispelling the popular myth that democracy rests on the consent of the governed. I don’t think the fact that democracy (or any other form of government) is non-consensual is sufficient to show it’s not justified. Still, the idea that democracy is special […]
There is no one harder to argue with than someone who (mostly) agrees with us.
If “our” side insists on fighting with itself, it’s no wonder we aren’t winning. And just telling folks “let go! just let go!” is absurd.
People are scared. Voters are looking for a new […]
Almost everyone has by now accepted the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. The new Palestinian state would be created in the territory west of the Jordan River (the parties have not agreed on the boundaries). I here avoid the many difficult issues raised by the two-state solution (see here for a particularly […]
For example, many people oppose legalizing organ markets because they believe it would lead to exploitation of the poor. But most of them have no objection to letting poor […]