Mar 26, 2017

Rationality & Political Disagreements

"[O]ne should not have an excessive confidence in the power of 'rational debate' to solve political disagreements. There is, after all, no reasoning with some people. They are beyond argument, and thinking that you can reason with them is delusional ...

"Politics is not a university debating society, in which each side offers its premises and conclusions and the team with the tightest logic wins."

- Nathan Robinson in Current Affairs

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