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‘Tiger Mom’ Amy Chua’s Daughter to Clerk for Kavanaugh
In a 2016 speech on poverty and academic opportunity, David Cameron, then the Conservative prime minister of the U.K., told his audience that character and persistence are “core to success.” “It is what the Tiger Mother’s battle hymn is all about: work, try hard, believe you can succeed, get up and try again,” he said. But in the absence of other privileges, hard work and talent count for little
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5 weeks ago by yolandaenoch
Collins’s speech shows that the guardrails were the problem all along - Vox
But these two elements of the past — norms of bipartisan civility and elite consensus, and violently enforced second-class status for women, people of color, LGBT people, etc. — are connected. Civility is not an end on its own if the practices and beliefs it upholds are unjust. Another word for what we now call “tribalism” is disagreement. The particular disagreements that define contemporary politics are connected to the introduction of controversial issues and the demands by specific groups for justice and equal treatment.
brett-kavanaugh  Susan-Collins  civility  tribalism  norms 
october 2018 by Peony43

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