Values & Politics

On October 18, Demos and Nation Books hosted a special evening with renowned author and scholar Peter Dreier and veteran journalist Bill Moyers. The topic of discussion was Dreier's latest book The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame described as a...
In this third volume of his award-winning American Crisis series, James Gustave Speth makes his boldest and most ambitious contribution yet. He looks unsparingly at the sea of troubles in which the United States now finds itself, charts a course through the discouragement and despair commonly felt...
With the recent selection of Paul Ryan as Gov. Mitt Romney's running mate the record of the representative from Wisconsin is now under the intense scrutiny that comes with seeking our nation's highest office.  Also under scrutiny is Ryan's philosophical -- and moral and ethical -- perspective...
As a black man who has been mugged at gunpoint by a black teenager late at night, I am not naïve: I know firsthand the awkward conundrums surrounding race, fear and crime. Trayvon Martin’s killing at the hands of George Zimmerman baffles this nation. While the youth’s supporters declare in...
David Callahan discusses his recent book The Cheating Culture, which traces the rise of moral and ethical corruption to the expansion of the market economy. Click here to watch his interview with Remapping Debate.
What would Jean-Jacques Rousseau say about our democracies if he were among us today?   Intellectuals, political leaders, activists, and artists from both Geneva and the U.S. join forces to ask that question. Rousseau was an ardent defender of equality, justice and democratic participation....
Charles E. Cobb, Jr. is a distinguished journalist and former member of National Geographic magazine’s editorial staff. From 1962-1967, he served as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi. He currently is Senior Writer and Diplomatic Correspondent...
WHERE:  Town Hall Seattle, 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA The size and scope of government has become one of the most contested issues in American politics. What is government’s  proper role? Should it focus on protecting individual rights and free markets? Or on promoting equality and solving...
Michael Kazin, author of "American Dreamers: How The Left Changed A Nation," was joined by Occupy Wall Street organizer Kelly Heresy and C. Edwin Baker Fellow at Demos Rakim HD Brooks for a conversation on his book and the contemporary left. Demos President Miles Rapoport introduced the event that...
Natural selection explains more about economics than Adam Smith's invisible hand. With good reason, most contemporary economists regard Adam Smith as the founder of their discipline. But I would instead accord that honor to Charles Darwin, the pioneering naturalist. Although Darwin had no formal...
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