Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Good Politics and Good Manners

Essentially, good politics is related to good manners. When people endeavor to understand each other, when they are honest and sincere, when they respect the rights of others, when they are concerned about the well being of society as a whole, when they use their reason as well as emotions to judge any issue—in other words, when they are good mannered—they have good politics. The great enemy of good politics is bad manners. The non-technocratic and traditional societies (unfairly depicted as barbarians by the technocratic-intellectual class) are certainly capable of good manners—they are capable of understanding, sincerity, empathy, and tolerance. Whether a society of technocrats and intellectuals is, remains doubtful.

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