Monthly Archives: October 2015

The “Freedom Caucus” – A Real Threat to Freedom and Democracy, Unlike The Threats They Only Imagine

Yesterday I wrote about Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley’s insightful and timely book: How Propaganda Works.

It got me to thinking about the crisis in American politics precipitated (especially) by a caucus of the Republican congress Continue reading The “Freedom Caucus” – A Real Threat to Freedom and Democracy, Unlike The Threats They Only Imagine

Jason Stanley: “Democracy and the Demagoguery”

In yesterday’s post I discussed the important and timely work of the Yale philosopher Jason Stanley How Propaganda Works.

Stanley also touched on a connected problem in his recent New York Times piece “Democracy and the Demagogue.” Stanley wonders why the old rules of at least appearing to be civil in political discussions no longer apply Continue reading Jason Stanley: “Democracy and the Demagoguery”

Summary of Jason Stanley’s: How Propaganda Works

There are a number of very disturbing trends in American politics today that demand attention. The reason for that attention is simple. As both Plato and Aristotle reasoned long ago, one cannot have a good life without a good government for without a good government few of us will be able to live well. Continue reading Summary of Jason Stanley’s: How Propaganda Works