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David Runciman

David Runciman is professor of politics at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Trinity Hall. His books include The Politics of Good Intentions and Political Hypocrisy (both Princeton). He writes regularly about politics for the London Review of Books.

 
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Joshua Cohen talks to David Runciman about his new book, political action, and finding hope in the end of democracy.

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Tocqueville warned us about democratic fatalism. But as Steven Pinker’s new book shows, fatalism is a permanent feature of modern politics.

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An interview with David Runciman on his book, The Confidence Trap.

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