John Dewey – Democracy and Education

My life has been a rebellion against traditional education. I have zig zagged between periods where I was overwhelmed by a desire to make a meaningful difference in the world and others where I simply wanted to study forever. University was never the right place for me because its assignments never aligned with my goals.... Continue Reading →

John Ikenberry on Liberalism Podcast #22

  John Ikenberry joins the Democracy Paradox to explain liberal internationalism. This is the 22nd episode of the Democracy Paradox podcast and the first part of "Liberalism, Capitalism, Communism" about the Global Ascendance of China.   A World Safe for Democracy Democracy is often imagined at its purest at a micro level. Town hall meetings... Continue Reading →

Amy Erica Smith on Brazil Podcast #21

  Amy Erica Smith joins the Democracy Paradox to explain how religion influences politics in Brazil. This is the 21st episode of the Democracy Paradox podcast. It kicks off the second season with an emphasis on world affairs.   Amy Erica Smith on Brazilian Democracy Political Scientist Seymour Martin Lipset wrote, “A person who knows... Continue Reading →

William Howell and Terry Moe Podcast #20

    William Howell and Terry Moe join the Democracy Paradox to discuss the missed opportunities of the American Presidency. This is the 20th episode of the Democracy Paradox podcast. It offers a reflection on the role of the President days before the 2020 Election in the United States.   William Howell and Terry Moe... Continue Reading →

Karl Marx – Capitalism, Volume III

It is a challenge to read through the three volumes of Marx’s Capital. Few people do it anymore. Political scientists and philosophers of past generations were intimately familiar with the writings of Marx. The existence of the Soviet Union gave Marx a perpetual relevance in the politics of the era. The fall of the Soviet... Continue Reading →

Barbara Freese on Corporate Denials Podcast #19

Barbara Freese joins the Democracy Paradox to discuss the impact of corporate denials on society. She explains how corporate denials have shaped political culture and public discourse.    Barbara Freese on Corporate Denials Democratic values are about more than politics. They permeate throughout society and into the economy. Barbara Freese has examined how corporate leaders... Continue Reading →

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