Here’s something I’m working on…. There are many languages of reason, but perhaps the most powerful and insidious one is the unconscious logic that emerges during political, ethnic, and religious conflict. What may at first seem madness, is, if looked at with the right lens, a very cool calculus of justice aimed at righting past… Continue reading Politics & the Work of Mourning
Advocates of epistemic deliberative democracy point to deliberations’ propensity to track the truth. Could someone please explain to me what truth there is to track on political matters, which by their very nature are political because no one can agree on a truth that would adjudicate the matter? This seems folly from top to bottom.
Here’ s a recipe for debate rather than deliberation. Throw a town hall meeting and put a politician in the middle of the room. In that setting, the people generally come to blame and beseech. They don’t come to do the political work of deliberation, which is to ask themselves, on whatever the issue at… Continue reading Town Hall Democracy?