Max Currier

On October 30, political satirist Jon Stewart co-hosted a massive rally in Washington, D.C. The "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear," which attracted 215,000 Americans to the National Mall, was a call to bring greater civility to political discourse. In this essay, Max Currier, who attended the event, finds that Stewart's rallying cry and the philosophy on which it is based have serious implications for a politically charged, American democracy.