Benjamin R. Barber

Political Theorist (1939-2017)

Bio

Benjamin R. Barber (1939-2017) was a senior research scholar at The Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society of The Graduate Center, The City University of New York and Walt Whitman Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Rutgers University.

Barber was the author of 17 books, including Jihad vs. McWorld; Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age; Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy in an Age of Interdependence; and If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities.

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If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities

OCT 29, 2014 Podcast

If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities

In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time, from terrorism to climate change, nation-states seem paralyzed. Can cities and the mayors who ...

Fear’s Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy in an Age of Interdependence by Benjamin Barber

OCT 21, 2003 Transcript

Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy in an Age of Interdependence

Benjamin Barber urges the United States to curb its militaristic impulses in favor of working for "global comity" within the framework of universal rights and ...