The Joy of Politics is dedicated to celebrating politics for what it is. We aspire to speak about politics just a little differently from what you have already read or heard, to get you to think about politics in a different way, perhaps to test the hypothesis that a better understanding may improve the quality of political life.
Why do so many people dislike politics, especially young people? Could it be because we misunderstand what politics actually is? We think so.
We believe that there is universal appeal to democracy, and that the answer to the contemporary specter of populism and authoritarianism is more politics. The Joy of Politics is unabashed endorsement of “small-d” democratic politicking, and a principled rebuttal of authoritarian populism.