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- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1545111960
- Publication Date: April 1, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XZRVBC9
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In a nutshell, this book says there are two levels of morality: one on the micro level and one on the macro level. The micro level is governed by moral quality and the macro level is governed by moral quantity. To illustrate, I am a big fan of argyle socks. I wear a pair almost every day. This is well and good, because it's a personal choice that effects only me. My wife, and a few others, may think my near obsessive preference in socks is strange, but no real harm is done. This is an example of a choice on the micro level. However, what if I decide that everyone should wear argyle socks and attempt to force them to do so? I've just moved my actions to the macro level. By forcing my personal preference on others, I've created a destructive situation-- people who disagree with me are guaranteed to rebel. Now, apply this process to a government and you have a major premise of Masi's book.
In subsequent chapters, Chris goes on to discuss the destructive potential of the political theories of guys like Thomas Hobbes, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls and Robert Nozick. Even Karl Marx isn't spared (the author was born, educated and raised in East Germany.) These point by point examinations become laborious at times, but never boring.
Why should you read this book? Because it will help you better understand the times in which we live. Nationalism and Xenophobia are on the rise, both in the USA and Europe. With this book, Chris Masi shows you how to spot the destructive tendencies of any government before it's too late. The sub-title says it well: in politics (and life) we need to learn to deal more kindly with one another.
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