The Dangers of Political Personality

Why a political culture that focuses on charisma is bad for democracy.

My late grandmother and I had many disagreements about politics. I was a staunch Democrat; she was a rock-ribbed Republican. I loathed George W. Bush, and she thought hew as a good president. She didn’t like Nancy Pelosi, and I loved (and love) the Speaker. Obviously a lot of these…




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Dr. Thomas J. West III

Dr. Thomas J. West III

Ph.D. in English | Film and TV geek | Lover of fantasy and history | Full-time writer | Feminist and queer | Liberal scold and gadfly

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