To Penetrate the Fug of Things: On Trump's Response to Charlottesville

"To Penetrate the Fug of Things": On Trump's Response to Charlottesville

By Chadwick Jenkins

Rationality, in the moral sense, is an act of love because it is an attempt to bring the world closer, not drive it away. Rationality is not an inherent human trait, it is a choice. 16 Aug 2017 // 10:29 AM

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Rationality, in the moral sense, is an act of love because it is an attempt to bring the world closer, not drive it away. Rationality is not an inherent human trait, it is a choice.

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