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Beyond the politics of anger

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks | 02 December 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, Donald Trump, Western civilization
A politics of hope is within reach.


Lessons from democratic Athens: the art of exiling your enemies

Chris Mackie | 24 November 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: ancient Greece, Athens, democracy, ostracism
The ancient Greeks had a unique way of dealing with disruptive politicians.


American democracy is still an example for Africa

Mathew Otieno | 24 November 2016 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa, democracy, US presidential election


Facebook’s problem is more complicated than fake news

R. Kelly Garrett | 18 November 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, Facebook, social media
Emotion and identity are the real filters.


Democracy and providence: does political participation trump religious faith?

Zac Alstin | 10 October 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, faith in public life, persecution of Christians
Holding your nose might not be enough.


Let me try to explain the strange spectacle of an American election

James Schall SJ | 07 October 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, democracy, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton
For Australians and other parliamentary democracies


Why America needs the virtue of humility

Christopher Beem | 28 September 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


The toxic fumes of democracy

Michael Cook | 23 September 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, democracy, plebiscite, same-sex marriage


Should we worry about foreign hackers tilting election results?

Karl D. Stephan | 10 August 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, Election 2016, electronic voting machines, hackers
If they break into electronic voting machines, democracy is at risk


Why the media should give the guy with the funny haircut a fair go

Michael Cook | 09 August 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, democracy, Donald Trump, media, New York Times
Donald Trump is no saint but he and his supporters should be treated with more respect


Star Wars, science fiction and the US Constitution

Ilya Somin | 06 August 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: authoritarianism, democracy, Star Wars
A leading legal scholar interprets the popular films as parables about democracy


A free society is a moral achievement

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks | 13 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: anti-semitism, democracy, Liberty
Freedom is not safe space.


How a rolling sexual revolution is crushing freedom

Gabriele Kuby | 08 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, gender ideology, sexual revolution
A strong voice from Europe warns that 'sexual liberation' is anything but.


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.


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