Ideology as the rejection of tragedy

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December 19, 2011
The Cracked Looking Glass of a Servant
by Gene Callahan  
Posted in Commentary

"But that is the way ideologues always try to frame the case for prudence: 'Oh, you mean we should compromise our principles because it might be too painful or costly to follow them.' T0hat's not what this tragedy turns on at all: the king is weighing the force of two moral principles, which pull in different directions. Ideologues try to deny this is possible by attempting to turn morality into an axiomatic-deductive system." (12/18/11)  

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