Tag Archives: James Madison

What happens when we can longer find the moral arguments to defend democracy?

The following was developed in response to an exchange I had with Paul Bernal on his excellent blog about the UK government’s proposed surveillance powers.  In the discussion in previous class on the issue, a student from the former soviet … Continue reading

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An extreme political camping trip or renegotiating the social contract: thoughts on Occupy Wall Street

My thoughts on the Occupy Movement is that it is dangerously close to being like an extreme sport like snowboarding in being an extreme political camping trip and not an intellectually coherent attempt to renegotiate the social contract.  From the … Continue reading

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