Kaman for The accompanying danger, however, is that ideology may blind one to more features of political reality than it reveals. Political theories employ conceptual lenses to develop and justify the mores that order social life. That is to say, political theories organize ideas, principles, and facts into reasoned sets of propositions to gain both understanding of the political world and moral footing within it. These ideas, principles, facts, and methods of reasoning, however, are always susceptible to ideological use and abuse. Political theorists must remain self-conscious about their role as purveyors of conceptual lenses and propagators of mores if they are to avoid most insidious features of ideological thought. The Nature of Irony It is tempting to ascribe ideological beliefs to others, and particularly to those we view as fanatic, while holding that we ourselves have developed sound theoretical positions that are firmly grounded in reasoned convictions. Yet it is impossible for a theorist to view all things from all angles at the same time. Kaman 2016.