About the ability of people to reason about ethics and politics.
What may be needed in political discourse is not dialectic, but rhetoric.
Bishop Robert Barron and others (like Robert George) don't understand this. They live in a fantasy world, believing that their model of political life is actually true. Their stance is also evidence of the "nice guy" mentality and the desire to be "moderate."
Thomas Aquinas and the Art of Making a Public Argument by Bishop Robert Barron
Let's revisit a time when people knew how to have a public argument about the most hotly-contested matters: the High Middle Ages.
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