The Hedgehog Review
Increasingly, Americans have grown wary and distrustful of their leaders, whom they perceive as arrogant, selfish, and disconnected from the concerns of real people and the best interests of the nation. What does this loss of confidence in our elites have to do with the system that selects and shapes them? Why has meritocracy itself come to be seen as a big part of the problem? And what can be done to fix a broken system? This issue also includes a symposium with a never-before-published essay by Richard Rorty and responses from three distinguished philosophers: Susan Haack, Matthew B. Crawford, and Robert B. Pippin.
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Fall Fellows Colloquium & Dinner
9 September 2016
Human/Ties 2016: The Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration of the National Endowment for The Humanities
14 September 2016
Human/Ties and The Hedgehog Review present "Little Magazine, Big Influence"
15 September 2016
Human/Ties and IASC present "A Humanities for Our Time"
16 September 2016
James Mumford's research interests include bioethics, political theology and modern Catholic social thought. He taught bioethics in the University of Virginia's philosophy department. His first book, Ethics at the Beginning of Life: A Phenomenological Critique, was published in 2013 by Oxford University Press and was widely reviewed in both religious and philosophical circles. Mumford was an undergraduate at Oxford and a Henry Fellow at Yale. From 2010-13 he worked for leading British political think-tank The Centre for Social Justice....