life in the city

HERO, unaccomplished, because campaigns of hatred and fear-mongering still work in 2015

Civil rights laws — especially civil right protections for minorities — do not belong on ballots. Like the title character in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, sometimes I struggle with the notion of a democracy. How can you trust people to decide when there are outcomes like this one, governed by spite and misinformation? There are surely treatises on that … Continue reading