Despite its many meanings, Political Correctness can be described simply as “the politics of how to treat groups correctly”. It is a revival of the age-old discussion surrounding tolerance that can be said to ask questions like, “what is the right balance between tolerance and sensitivity in civil society?”. PC is also a favorite fodder for political talking points. Despite its sometimes trivial uses, it a vital but complex topic that escapes any simple definition… which is why we created a section on it. See the links below for all the varied implications of this.

The Virtues of Political Correctness

Is America Capitalist?

The concept of political correctness can be understood as an excess or deficiency of a few key virtues. Here is a model of “the virtues of political correctness” based on Aristotle’s virtue theory of means.

What is a Useful Idiot?

What is a Useful Idiot?

“Useful Idiot” is a political insult that describes a person who, through manipulation or not, is useful to a political cause that is not their own despite not fully realizing their role.