An open society invites different people to be part of the discourse. An open society welcomes dissent.
King’s practical arguments against violence are more compelling than his moral arguments because they more effectively demonstrate the weaknesses of violence in the context of the civil rights movement.
The main difference between the U.S. and other nations isn’t that hyper-partisanship doesn’t exist, but instead is that gridlock isn’t able to shutter parts of an entire government.
Imagine an omnipotent system that could detect whenever a law was broken, whether on the internet or in real life.
The whole show feels like a spring break getaway.
"While Willowdean’s decision to enter the beauty pageant is dramatic, most of the movie is about the drama of the everyday."
In her leadership following the Christchurch attack, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern demonstrates the power in matching compassion with immediate action.
"I think we are seeing an incredible amount of political engagement which I have never seen before in my life."
While the popular vision of a life worth living may be highly circumstantial—the real life worth living is not one in which the goals are only material and social wealth.
There is room in news for opinion, but analysis of events needs not come as quickly as objective descriptions of the events themselves.
The global rise of right-wing populism is much more complex than the Trump-centric meta-narrative would suggest.