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  • July 17 : Identity Politics
    The notion of identity has become so hugely important in contemporary political discourse that no...
  • July 10 : An Eye for an Eye: The Morality of Revenge
    We are often taught that vengeance is a reprehensible or unworthy motivation and that, as a result...
  • July 3 : The Radical Democracy Movement
    Liberal democracy has its problems, including the fact that in trying to build consensus, it often...

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Is identity politics—when people of a particular race, ethnicity, gender, or religion form alliances and organize politically to defend their group’s interests—necessary to fight oppression and discrimination? Or is it sometimes used as a license to oppress and discriminate?

July 15, 2016 | 3 comments | Read More »

Like most words for powerful ideas, “democracy,” is a bit ambiguous; the word itself is a contested item in our democracy and others. I like Lincoln’s definition of democracy, “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” But what does that mean?  

June 29, 2016 | 7 comments | Read More »

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