We are all guilty of it. We call people terrible names in conversation or online. We vilify those with whom we disagree, and make bolder claims than we could defend. We want to be seen as taking the moral high ground not just to make a point, or move a debate forward, but to look a certain way–incensed, or compassionate, or committed to a cause. We exaggerate. In other words, we grandstand.Nowhere is this more evident than in public discourse….
Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk
Nonfiction, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology