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Anger and Angry People

Thomas Harrington suggests that maybe it’s time for liberals and progressives to unlearn what they have been teaching about expressing anger against social injustice: “If you poke around a bit in the emerging body of literature on the Occupy Wall Street movement, you will find that one of the more oft-repeated elements of advice from well-wishers concerns the need to avoid being, or even appearing, overtly angry. Continue reading




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Controversialization: A Key to the Right’s Continuing Domination of Public Debates Thomas Harrington suggests that the appeal to “balance”—often made in the mainstream media or in the university classroom—can lead to the construction of false controversies that undermine the quality … Continue reading




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