Appeared in: Volume 11, Number 1
Published on: August 1, 2015
Amerimania
The Problem with Political Intimacy

Why American politicians so enthusiastically reveal their personal lives to us—and why they should knock it off.

R. Jay Magill, Jr. is the author of Sincerity (W.W. Norton & Company, 2012) and Chic Ironic Bitterness (University of Michigan Press, 2007). He is currently writing a book about intimacy.

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