violence in a democracy

#2 Democracy II - Political Compromise


Main Resources

  1. Molly Ball, “On Safari in Trump’s America.” The Atlantic, October 2017.

  2. Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson, “The Mindsets of Political Compromise.” Perspectives in Politics, 2010.
  3. Steve Inskeep and Shankar Vedantam, “Why Compromise is a Bad Word in Politics.NPR: Hidden Brain, 2012.
  4. Ed Mazza, “People are Officially Done with John Kelly After His ‘Absurd’ Civil War Comments.” Huffington Post, October 2017.

  5. Bo Winegard, “Centrism: A Moderate Manifesto.Quillette, August 2017.

  6. Kathleen Parker, “Can Centrism be a Movement?Washington Post, September 2017

#1 Democracy I - The Paradox of Voting

Credit:  Molly Adams

Credit: Molly Adams

Welcome to No Narrow Thing! Dustyn and Whitney ask if there is a duty to vote. The two discuss if humans are even capable of voting responsibly, and if voting for a candidate who does something wrong makes you complicit in their actions. We also learn a Random Fact from History!

Main Resources

  1. Judy Nadler, “Do We Have an Obligation to Vote?” October 2008. Markulla Center for Applied Ethics. Santa Clara University.

  2. Maskivker, Julia. “Yes, You Do Have an Obligation to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils. Here’s Why.” Washington Post, June 2016.

  3. A. Barton Hinkle, “No, You Don’t Have an Obligation to Vote.”, May 2016.

  4. Who Votes, Who Doesn’t, and Why.” Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, October 18, 2006.

  5. Jeff Jacoby Globe. “Voting Is a Right, but It’s Not a Duty.” October 2012.