Is identity politics—when people of a particular race, ethnicity, gender, or religion form alliances and organize politically to defend their group’s interests—necessary to fight oppression and discrimination? Or is it sometimes used as a license to oppress and discriminate?
July 17 : Identity Politics
The notion of identity has become so hugely important in contemporary political discourse that no...
July 10 : An Eye for an Eye: The Morality of Revenge
We are often taught that vengeance is a reprehensible or unworthy motivation and that, as a result...
July 3 : The Radical Democracy Movement
Liberal democracy has its problems, including the fact that in trying to build consensus, it often...
Like most words for powerful ideas, “democracy,” is a bit ambiguous; the word itself is a contested item in our democracy and others. I like Lincoln’s definition of democracy, “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” But what does that mean?