Politics Out of History / Wendy Brown

Moralism is the practice of moralizing, or the tendency to judge others’ morality. So, although “moralism” sounds innocent because it seemingly has to do with ethics and morals, it could be considered as a plaster that censors political thought. And form my observations, this woeful case is very relevant today. Whenever people try to judge our crumbling political systems or society, they are hammered by moralism. Words like “racist”, “sexist”, or “bigot” would be thrown. Since moralism is mutable, if we take a moralist from any era of the human history, and place him to another time, he would be struck by the concurrent moralists.

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