Bad publicity

Elshtain, Jean Bethke
August 1996
New Republic;8/12/96, Vol. 215 Issue 7, p25
Presents an article about the role of the concept of mystery in making interest and passion possible. Analysis of the political implication of the mania for exposure; Description of the cyclical process involving the public and the private wherein a notion of private life is offered as public fare; Impact of the emergence of a politics of displacement on the way people think and conduct politics; Anathema to Democratic thinking; Argument against Democrats who promote a single harsh standard of judgment.


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