Tim O’Brien, a biographer of Donald Trump who got the inevitable lawsuit alongside his book, had this observation about the 2016 presidential campaign after the video leaks and women who have stepped forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault during the past two weeks: “I feel like I’ve learned more about the country by virtue of this exposure to the Trump virus than I’ve learned about Trump himself,” O’Brien said. 1,016 more words
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They’re not the same thing, according to Stephanie Russell-Kraft at Religion Dispatches. And conservatives are tilting more and more toward liberty.
Political theorist Hanna Fenichel Pitkin, in her 1988 essay “Are Freedom and Liberty Twins?”, wrote that freedom “is more likely to be holistic, to mean a total condition or state of being,” whereas liberty “is more likely to be plural and piecemeal.” Another way of putting it: freedom is the capacity to do things in the world, while liberty is the absence of external institutional constraints. 70 more words
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“Bigotry may be roughly defined as the anger of men who have no opinions. It is the resistance offered to definite ideas by that vague bulk of people whose ideas are indefinite to excess.”