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Fascist politics exploits freedom of speech for authoritarian ends.
Many say that despite Trump, our democracy is strong. But John Dewey cautioned that institutions alone won't save us.
Joshua Cohen talks to David Runciman about his new book, political action, and finding hope in the end of democracy.
David Runciman, Joshua Cohen
From quantum physics to the anti-rationalism of Thomas Kuhn.
Remembering James H. Cone.
An experiment in a quintessentially American form of protest.
Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey
Tocqueville warned us about democratic fatalism. But as Steven Pinker’s new book shows, fatalism is a permanent feature of modern politics.
What constitutes a good death? On end-of-life care and assisted suicide.
F. M. Kamm
A new biography reveals Habermas's commitment to a democratic ideal.
William E. Scheuerman
Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman transformed how we think about economics and human behavior.
Lampooned as a dangerous import from Paris, deconstruction is in fact a distinctively American phenomenon.
War is almost always a choice, a madness we go along with.
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