Ian Marcus Corbin is a philosopher residing in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is codirector of the Human Network Initiative at Harvard Medical School and a senior fellow at Capita, a think tank. He is writing a book on belonging that will be published by Yale University Press.
Panicked catastrophism will only ensure that our challenged cultures stay brittle and stuck.
Perhaps we can tuck our disagreements about fundamental things away into our private lives, and let the public sphere be a place for adjudicating public things.