When Political Discourse Becomes Popular Non-Fiction

  In a time of extreme insensitivities and extreme sensitivities it becomes difficult to navigate through discussions of difficult political and/or social issues. More recently, in this “Obama era,” there has been an attempt to push back against political egoism and cynicism through a renewed rhetoric of socially universal values. These values, however, become universalized through vagueness not through rigorous development. Heart, play, love, hope and…