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The Republic of Conscience | 07/02/15 According to former U.S. Senator Gary Hart, Congress, the military, and even the Supreme Court have fallen victim to special interests and ignored America's founding principles. What can we do about it? "Get angry," he says, in this enlightening and ultimately hopeful talk.
U.S.-Russia Relations: Critical and Unstable | 07/02/15 "What was a troubled relationship is now on life support, and the deterioration has taken place in the most existentially perilous area of arms control, specifically nuclear weapons," says David Speedie. How can the United States and Russia move from "zero-sum" to "constructive engagement"?
Ethical Leadership: A Conversation with Chuck Hagel | 06/23/15 The one constant in Chuck Hagel's varied and pressure-filled career has been ethical leadership. How have his experiences--in war, the boardroom, Congress, and as secretary of defense--shaped his leadership style?
An Interview with Jim Sleeper on the Future of Liberal Education | 06/18/15 Is anything in liberal education nonnegotiable? In this EIA interview, Jim Sleeper, author of "Innocents Abroad: Liberal Educators in Illiberal Societies," published in the journal's summer 2015 issue, talks about how numerous American universities are testing these limits.
A Conversation with Ashoka Founder Bill Drayton on Social Entrepreneurship | 06/17/15 For millennia, the world was organized around efficiency and repetition, says Bill Drayton, but now this system is being replaced by a world organized around the opposite principle: change. That has profound implications for every aspect of our lives, including ethics. This is the first generation when everyone must master cognitive empathy-based living.
"Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed—and What It Means for Our Future" by Dale Jamieson | 06/17/15
Jamieson is interested in the real rather than the ideal world. The result is a book that is uncommonly accessible to nonspecialists, and will resonate even among those working in the trenches of climate policy.
"The Ethics of Immigration" by Joseph Carens | 06/17/15
The current ethical debate about the legitimacy of migration controls would not exist but for Joseph Carens' writing. At last the book-length version of his arguments has been released, and it has justified its long gestation.
"Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy" by Francis Fukuyama | 06/17/15
Where did strong, adaptable, accountable states come from, and why do some countries have them and others do not? Fukuyama discusses three main paths to statehood, of which only one is sustainable in the long run.