Scott F. Aikin is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Robert B. Talisse is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
Democracy appears threatened from the deepening, polarisation of citizens. From Trump to Brexit where one person's truth is another's fake news, wisdom is much needed to help us navigate such uncertain, choppy waters. Thankfully, we have two such guides in Aikin and Talisse who can bring clarity of understanding to what is complex and obscure. An excellent read. Professor Thom Brooks, Chair in Law and Government, Durham University At a time of deep political polarization, Professors Aikin and Talisse have written a very important book designed, not to try to save democracy, but to manage its symptoms. Their focus on the virtue of civility is especially significant. Highly recommended! Christian B. Miller, A.C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University