A while ago a few people drew a contrast between a more dispassionate style of (blog) analysis and a more explicitly moralizing approach. I would frame it differently. Pluralism reigns and there are many different moral values of import. The moralizing approach tends to leave a writer stuck in emphasizing a single value or a single comparison of values. The so-called dispassionate approach is more likely to lead the writer to see a broader range of values and moral trade-offs. The moralizing approach is most of all impoverished when it comes to…morality.