Political "Unity" is Neither Necessary Nor Desirable


January 27, 2021

"[T]o restore the soul and to secure the future of America," President Joe Biden said in his inaugural speech, "requires more than words. It requires that most elusive of things in a democracy: Unity. ... This is our historic moment of crisis and challenge, and unity is the path forward."

The bad news: Where politics is concerned, "unity" is a pipe dream.

The good news: Where human flourishing is concerned, the ersatz "unity" demanded by politicians like Joe Biden is neither necessary nor desirable.

There's nothing wrong with unity as such. Unity is desirable when it's voluntary, unanimous...

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