What is it to do philosophy that has impact?
We veer off course when we start to cling to one lens through which to view the world. When our acceptance of one group means the rejection, humiliation, and criticism of another, we are partaking in identity politics, not real politics.
To me, being a liberal means that you believe things can be better. We might not know exactly what we mean by “better,” but we do know that “the way things are” isn’t good enough.