Christopher Beem

Christopher Beem (PhD, University of Chicago) is Managing Director of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. He is the author or co-editor of five books, including The Necessity of Politics (University of Chicago Press). His latest book, Democratic Humility: Reinhold Niebuhr, Neuroscience and America’s Political Crisis (Lexington Books, 2015) argues that democracy requires a specific kind of humility to counter our natural inclination to self-delusion and self-righteousness.

He holds a BA in the Program of Liberal Studies (Great Books) from the University of Notre Dame, has an MA in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago and an MA and PhD in Ethics and Society from the University of Chicago.



Why America needs the virtue of humility
28 Sep 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, democracy, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, humility, virtues
“Humility is not something you hear much about in politics,” says Hillary Clinton. Amen to that


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