Political Disagreement, Communication, and Epistemic Humility

It's not hard these days to find voices on one end of a debate accusing those on the other side of being irrational. The understatement of the present moment, especially in the United States, might be that tribalism feels ubiquitous. You don't have to go far to hear about how the right has gone right …

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It’s Not Really About Free Speech

There was a time - it feels like forever ago now - that I was one of many Americans happy to rant continuously about the dangers of political correctness. Long before it was popular to deride people on the left as "social justice warriors", or to mockingly refer to your opponent as "triggered" for even …

The Trump Administration and Plato’s Prophetic Critique of Democracy

In the run up to the presidential election last year, it felt like it became commonplace at some point to hear Trump referred to as a demagogue. Arguably, there is no better word for it, with the way he appealed to fear and patriotic bravado to mobilize his supporters, while neglecting to give the slightest …