As much as I would like to point you to a book on political philosophy that would blow your mind, in our era the most insightful political philosophy is apparently being doing in random comment threads.
It feels like it SHOULD be an excerpt or a summary of a book. And a lot of people have assumed that it is, because "Frank Wilhoit" is the name of a political science professor at Drake University.
This Frank Wilhoit is, from the link in his username, a composer who mostly writes about music theory.
As far as I can tell, one of the most insightful and concise political critiques (and you know it's insightful because it *feels* simple and like it's stating the obvious... in retrospect) of the Trump era is actually JUST a comment on a blog post.
There is only conservatism. No other political philosophy actually exists; by the political analogue of Gresham’s Law, conservatism has driven every other idea out of circulation."
There must be in-groups whom the law protectes but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.
There is nothing more or else to it, and there never has been, in any place or time."
The law cannot protect anyone unless it binds everyone; and it cannot bind anyone unless it protects everyone."