Has Ben Shapiro Outgrown Being a Polemicist?

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“But there are times in every polemicist’s career when he must take a genuine stab at intellectual respectability, put away sloganeering and manic hyperbole and see not through the dark lens of partisanship, but grasp the complex world as it truly is.”

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Liberalism and Relativism (Part II)

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“The argument that people should value ideals beyond the pursuit of their self-interest and subjective opinion was an elitist way of looking at things, and De Tocqueville’s Americans would have none of it.”

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Liberalism and Relativism (Part I)

Portrait of Thomas Hobbes by John Michael Wright.

“The point of politics can, therefore, never be to try and make individuals act well.  Indeed, for Hobbes the very idea that there is any good or evil beyond our subjective desires is vainglorious and foolish.”

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