Monthly Archives: February 2014

“Yes, we’re all individuals now!”

A few years ago, the iconic leader of Apple computers, Steve Jobs, died. It is not too much of an exaggeration to say that Jobs has become something of a hero in American culture. The “maverick” innovator whose skill and … Continue reading

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Link to Mill’s “Considerations on Representative Government”

Starting next Thursday, we are examining J.S. Mill’s defense of the idea of a ┬árepresentative democracy. You can find the text online here. If you have trouble with that link, try here. I will be posting some discussion questions and … Continue reading

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Reading questions for Edmund Burke, Hannah More, and James Madison

For Tuesday, we are reading Burke and More. The discussion of Madison will occur on Thursday. However, this post will cover both readings. First, a little bit of background. Hannah More (1745-1833) was a British writer and philanthropist. Throughout much … Continue reading

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