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David S. D'Amato
by | Mar 22, 2018

Duke historian Nancy MacLean made waves in 2017 with her book Democracy in Chains, a fantastical conspiracy drama that recasts…

by | Nov 8, 2017

Humankind’s propensity to act selfishly is taken to be an important problem in political theory: an impediment, perhaps, to the…

by | Feb 17, 2017

Among the many questions that marked the 2016 election and its result, perhaps the one that dominated was how the…

by | Jan 4, 2017

The disciplines we call the “hard sciences” such as chemistry and physics inhabit the cold, sterile world of laboratories, uncontaminated…

by | Dec 21, 2016

It may be hard for many Americans to hear, but politics has most likely blinded them, obscuring their view of…

by | Nov 17, 2016

Summarizing The Commonwealth of Oceana, James Harrington’s controversial mid-17th century work of political theory, Daniel Webster wrote that “power naturally…

by | Jul 5, 2016

The ongoing presidential race has occasioned an impassioned, if not exactly enlightened, consideration of the causes of the 2008 financial…

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