Hypocrisy Is Better Than Its Opposite

One of the themes you sometimes hear – especially from liberals – about politicians’ morally bad behavior is that the real problem is hypocrisy. Thus, we are told, what is really offensive is not politicians engaging in all sorts of sexual misconduct – much of it leaving behind a trail of misused and discarded women – but when such politicians have the temerity to preach “family values” or support laws aimed against vices, including ones they themselves may have engaged in. The charge of hypocrisy is a fair enough one, but its place near the top of our hierarchy of
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Author: Dan McLaughlin