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The Mental Demands Of Democracy

Todd Breyfogle | Posted 09.14.2013 | Impact
Todd Breyfogle

Beyond the electoral and parliamentary institutions, democracy demands collective commitments to a regime of the rule of law, the institutions of civil society, and an educational system which promotes independent thinking. Democracy demands participation in what we might call a cultural curriculum of deliberative compromise.

WATCH: Madeleine Albright On Being A Woman In A Man's World

Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact

She's the former Secretary of State, chair of the global strategy firm the Albright Stonebridge Group, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedo...

WATCH: What Do We Need To Do To Build American Jobs?

The Aspen Institute | Posted 08.28.2013 | Impact

TIME: 4:40pm-5:40pm EST With worker productivity gains on par with economic growth, the prospects for dramatic, or even optimistic growth in employ...

WATCH: Politics Of The Possible

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm EST On Friday, June 28, former Senator George Mitchell, Allstate’s Thomas J. Wilson, Aspen Institute Forum for Community So...

WATCH: Why Landing The Perfect Job Shouldn't Be Your Biggest Worry

Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact

The conversation about the Third Metric and redefining success continued at the Ideas Festival in Aspen as Arianna Huffington sat down with writer and...

WATCH: 'Marketplace' Presents: The Consumer Arms Race

Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact

TIME: 10:00p-11:00p EST On Thursday, June 27, from 10:00pm to 11:00pm EST, get a taste of radio's irreverent and insightful coverage of money, busi...

WATCH: Unlocking The Potential Of Small Business In America

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:00p-8:00p EST Showcasing the power of innovative public-private partnerships, Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson moderates a panel d...

WATCH: Journalist Talks Race Relations And Her 'Black Tiger Mother'

Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact

Farai Chideya has been to 47 U.S. states, 25 countries and has led a successful 20 year career as a journalist and writer. But the source for much of ...

David Ignatius And Barham Salih On The Future Of Democracy In The Middle East

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 4:40p-5:40p EST The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg speaks in conversation with the Washington Post’s David Ignatius and Barham Salih, the fo...

The Future Of The Republican Party

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 11:00am-12:00pm EST The Republican party has seen its share of fractures, factions, and disruption of late: some in the party openly suggest ...

Organizing For Metropolitan Change

Jennifer Bradley | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Bradley

Cities and metropolitan areas -- and the networks of individuals and institutions helming them -- are becoming our national leaders: experimenting, taking risks, and making hard choices to reinvent their economies and embrace their rapidly diversifying populations. This metropolitan revolution is at the cutting edge of reform, investment, and innovation.

Nate Silver On His Election Predictions

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 9:30p-10:30p EST Columnist, statistician, and prognosticator Nate Silver, whose website, is the only one to have correctl...