"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

It isn't all "either/or," except on Twitter

And if the only game is a zero sum game, what do politicians offer the public that is not rabidly partisan?  Because rabid partisanship inspires two things:  disgust with the process, leaving the field to the zealots (that's how we got Trump); or impassioned reforms (the New Deal; the Civil Rights Movement; Watergate reforms) which have to be renewed from time to time to keep the zealots from wreaking havoc.



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