Hip-hop artist Kanye West, Rep. Joe Wilson, and tennis star Serena Williams did not meet to plan strategy before each staged his or her dustup on the national stage, sources insist. But their moments of dishonor came clustered together, as if featured on a schedule for a symposium on misbehavior.
Jennifer Lerner's favorite emotion - intellectually speaking - is anger. Partly that's because anger courses through American political rhetoric. But it's also because anger as a topic of philosophical inquiry has smoldered in scholars' minds for thousands of years.