An essay on “How Humility Contributes to Strength”


“On honest reflection, it is hard not to believe that many of the issues debated in a public context are far more complicated than the prevailing positions or arguments let on. Humility can play a role in chipping away at this rhetoric. While this may complicate the terms of the debate, it is also likely to steer it in a more truthful direction.”

In this contribution to Big Questions Online, site administrator and Loyola Marymount University professor Jason Baehr examines how humility functions as a moral, intellectual, and civic strength.