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Teaching John Stuart Mill in Iran: A Conversation With Political Scientist Norman Finkelstein

Danny Postel | Posted 07.08.2014 | World
Danny Postel

His students weren't the usual liberal-minded suspects--who represent a significant swath of Iran's educated classes, incidentally. He taught Mill to largely conservative-oriented students in an institution that cranks out apparatchiks for the Islamic Republic.

Why Liberal Education Matters -- A Lecture in Beijing

Michael Roth | Posted 02.26.2013 | College
Michael Roth

Will pragmatic liberal education instigate skillful and compassionate strategies -- here and abroad -- for addressing our most pressing challenges?

Review of Romano's America the Philosophical

Michael Roth | Posted 07.29.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Romano does offer a series of often intelligent reflections on a diverse group of American writers. That doesn't make his work or our country philosophical, but it does remind us of books we might turn to as we continue our conversations.

Innovative University

Michael Roth | Posted 11.30.2011 | College
Michael Roth

The free inquiry and experimentation of our education helps us to think for ourselves, take responsibility for our beliefs and actions, and be better acquainted with our own desires, our own hopes.

Pragmatist Hope for Health Care

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

I don't expect Obama will satisfy those who are certain government shouldn't get bigger, or those who have no doubt that only government can address health care. But he will have made progress.

Do Atheists Borrow Religion's Morality?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frank Schaeffer

If you deprive people of the solace of a moral system of meaningful connection with something bigger than themselves, you aren't just stripping away window dressing, but demolishing the supporting structure of a happy life