Personal relationships and politics have a lot in common. They don't work well on the "me" principle. There has got to be a lot of "we" involved.
Totalitarian personal relationships that overwhelm individuality in the name of a collective good (as such claims are sometimes made in the context of a marriage or family) aren't any good. And of course they are not any good in the political context, either. That said, we are not just a bunch of individuals, and we can't even survive, much less be happy, without other people - without making a commitment to the "we" part of our life.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
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