A Sea of Red


I have argued that our politics is essentially a battle between Locke and Rousseau. Yesterday’s election was one of the most directly philosophical that I can remember. The Republican Party is increasingly the party of Locke; the Democratic Party, the party of Rousseau. Framed that starkly, Locke wins almost everywhere except the coasts and areas that are heavily populated by minority voters.

2 thoughts on “A Sea of Red

  1. Give that the map is essentially a lie, deceptive in pretending area represents population, i.e., actual voters versus space; I wonder which of your philosophers is the greater liar, Locke or Rousseau?

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