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What Enlightenment thinkers would have made of Donald Trump

Anna Plassart | 08 June 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: demagoguery, democracy, Donald Trump, Enlightenment
18th Century thinkers had grave fears about the seductive pull of demagogues

How to rig a surrogacy hearing so dissenting voices won’t be heard

Alana S. Newman | 18 May 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, surrogacy
Let me tell you about my state Senate committee hearing experience.

Has Italy become more ‘civil’ by recognising same-sex unions?

Chiara Bertoglio | 16 May 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: civil unions legislation, democracy, Italy

Museveni: the ‘newest’ president in East Africa

Mathew Otieno | 03 March 2016 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: democracy, election campaigns, Uganda

Could Google sway an election? If so, how?

Denyse O'Leary | 20 Jan 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: democracy, elections, new media

Militant suffragettes: morally justified, or just terrorists?

Janna Thompson | 18 January 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, Suffragettes, terrorism
Destroying property is hardly the way to show you are fit to govern.

High school: Where life without smartphones is a form of death?

Denyse O'Leary | 30 Nov 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: democracy, high school, smartphone

Transgender ordinance dispute brings Houston voters out of the closet

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 November 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: democracy, LGBT activism, transgenderism

Does new media make us value democracy less?

Denyse O'Leary | 14 Oct 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: democracy, social media, young adults

Confronting the dark side of the internet

Raphael Cohen-Almagor | 03 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, free speech, internet
Liberty without responsibility is a recipe for chaos, says an Israeli academic.

‘Everything beautiful is prepared as a sacrifice’

Roger Scruton | 17 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, elitism, minorities
In defence of elitism.

An ode to Democracy in America

John Keane | 06 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Alexis de Tocqueville, democracy
Why de Tocqueville's masterpiece is still worth reading.

The Christian roots of democracy’s most iconic document

Thomas Andrew | 16 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, democracy, England, Magna Carta
One of the most important influences on the Magna Carta has been airbrushed out of history.

‘The happiest day of your life is never over’

Garry Kasparov | 25 May 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: commencement address, democracy, moral values, mothers
But first, listen to your mother, a chess champion tells new graduates.

Just the facts, ma’am: rebutting the false ‘inevitability’ narrative

John C. Eastman | 28 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, same-sex marriage, US Supreme Court
The change in attitude to same-sex marriage has been enormous, says a Supreme Court judge. Really?

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