Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

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[…] our world is far too indulgent of politicians saying blatantly insincere things. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A good, old-fashioned Presbyterian horror of self-righteousness, once a feature of American life, is nowhere to be seen. Happiness & Unhappiness ;Development & Growth ;Human Nature
Humanity never met a dictator or demagogue who said, “I’m a bad person. I want to do bad things.” The worst among us always feel justified.
Hypocrisy is the universal solvent of social relations. Relationships ;Human Nature ;Public Relations & Image
If hyperbolic political speech were outlawed, there’d be silence in America. Political Parties & Machines ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Just maybe when the Weinstein scandal has run its course, progressives will discover the virtue of toning down their own excessive claims to righteousness. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Liberal hypocrites like Mr. Weinstein were a big reason 63 million Americans voted for a conservative hypocrite like Mr. Trump. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Part of growing up is learning to live with your emotions; today’s shortcut is to believe whatever your feelings are, they’re justified. Families, Children & Parenting ;Expression of Ideas, viewpoints & Feelings
The abundant paradox of the disreputable Mr. Trump is the way he entices so many others to shred their own reputations. His political existence is practically built on the willingness of the media to rise mechanically, predictably to the bait every time. Political Parties & Machines ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
To be white and male is not to be sexist and racist. Discrimination & Prejudice
To work together on software, people don’t need a company-supplied forum to discuss their politics, their sexual interests, their cultural antipathies. Offering it seems pointlessly divisive. Communication & Communications ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
The business case for the Paris agreement has nothing to do with climate change. It goes like this: It is better to be part of any confab than outside of it. Like saluting the flag or bowing your head in church, there is no cost to being insincere, but there is a cost to not going along. Climate Change