Civility in politics
Our friend Kate has some interesting thoughts on the subject, reminding us that, historically, politics has been a nasty business. Fair enough, better words as weapons than weapons as weapons. But I can’t help thinking of Tocqueville’s argument about the importance of forms and formality, which Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr. has explicated so wonderfully on a variety of occasions.
10:11 AM / April 13, 2007
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