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Friday, April 22, 2016

Outrage v. morality

Watching a Spike Lee documentary, I realized what I find missing in the Sanders campaign: a sense of moral issues. I get the outrage. I get the anger. But I don't find the tone at the foundation of earlier campaigns by King and Bobby Kennedy: that at root we are speaking about morality. This raises the level of discourse and quiets it with righteousness. It raises politics to philosophy. It makes possible the concept of "a majority of one."

There is no need to shout when you are morally right.

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