A Political Theory Review interview with Christopher Beem, Assistant Research Professor and Managing Director, McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State University, about his recent book “Democracy Humility” (Lexington Press, 2015). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
In Philadelphia, at the recently opened Museum of the American Revolution, there is an exhibit that proclaims “a republic means the well-being of everyone.” Surrounded by artifacts, both physical and theoretical, from the American war for independence, this statement stands out. If republican government ensures the well-being of everyone, was the United States a republic […]
Socrates recognizes the capacity for dialogue with oneself—or, thoughtfulness—as essential for democratic citizenship. George Orwell, in his essay “Politics and the English Language,” also explores the relationship between thought and language: “If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” Together, Orwell and Socrates invite readers today to consider thoughtfulness, rooted in robust ethical language, […]
A Political Theory Review interview with Ines Valdez, Associate Professor and Director of the Latina/o Studies Program at The Ohio State University, about her recent book “Transnational Cosmopolitanism: Kant, Du Bois, and Justice as a Political Craft” (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.