Shows tagged with : Democracy
January 05 : The Examined Year - 2013
A new year offers an opportunity to reflect on the significant events of the previous year. But what ideas and events took shape over the past...
December 15 : Do Religions Deserve Special Status?
In most Western democracies, religions are exempt from certain rules and regulations that most other organizations have to follow. For example, in...
June 24 : Corporations and the Future of Democracy
The US prides itself on the strength of its democratic institutions and considers itself a leader in the promotion of democratic values around the...
April 29 : Democracy and the Press
Our founding fathers believed that a free press would serve democracy by promoting unfettered political debate and expose the actions of the...
January 15 : Is Democracy a Universal Value?
Americans value democracy, and expect others to value it. But is it a universal value? Does God, or rationality, or something very basic about human...
January 08 : The Examined Year - 2011
A new year offers an opportunity to reflect on significant moments of the past twelve months. But what ideas and events that took shape over...
November 21 : Civil Disobedience
Thoreau, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King all engaged in civil disobedience, and are widely admired for doing so. But how can democratic society...
May 13 : Science, Ethics, and Censorship
Science is, on the one hand, a huge enterprise funded to a great extent by the government and by industry. On the other hand, science is...
April 29 : Ethics in Journalism
Freedom of speech tells us the government shouldn't restrict the journalist. But should anything restrict the journalist? Should the duty...
April 18 : Religion and the Secular State
Can committed believers and committed non-believers share a common political life in the context of a secular state? Committed believers...
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