Jean-Jacques Rousseau

I’m sitting in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, under a tower of war. Back in the United States it’s Memorial
References Acemoglu, D. and Robinson, J. (2000). Why did the west extend the franchise? democracy, inequality, and growth
Friends make fun of me for having a fireplace going on Netflix. And they're right, it is a bit ridiculous. But we do not deal with real things anyway, only copies.
Imagine if a person could be blown out like a match. Her soul would slither toward the sky until a gust of air foiled its escape.
Today, in France, whenever I hear certain right-wing moralists denounce the "feminization" of our society, I realize that we are once again going through one of these periods of instability when the female sex becomes an object of political tension.
Nothing symbolizes this more in the modern age than nuclear power. Robert Stone's provocative new documentary Pandora's Promise takes a surprising look at this most controversial of energy technologies.
Thinking about both democratic and authoritarian regimes, including the dire circumstances surrounding them throughout history, and even in the contemporary world, how do these ideas connect to business? The answer may be more obvious than you think.
Since everything else -- our economies, our communications, our single planetary environment -- succumbs more completely to globalization every day, shouldn't we eventually bring about a complete globalization of our structures of governance as well?
I am not claiming that owning a dog will teach your child something noble, like responsibility, although perhaps it will. But, for those of us who are prone to observe the fleeting nature of our lives, owning a dog places you firmly in the present. Call it "dog time."
When I hear Morten Lauridsen's choral composition, I sense a boundless beauty and tenderness within the nature of humankind. Here, there is no place for evil. Perhaps his music is even the wind that would bend us to be better.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau proclaimed in his Social Contract that men, though born free, were everywhere in chains. Astonishingly, three centuries later, inequality continues to dog capitalism and taint democracy's legitimacy -- worse now even than back then.
How do the political ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau - an 18th century philosopher born before universal suffrage, when most
It isn't clear what Zenawi means in his repeated use of the word "contract" to describe the relationship between the people of Ethiopia and his party.
For two long centuries, the Arab Middle East has struggled to meet the challenge of modernity, a task exacerbated by the lingering, and increasing, dissonance between the glorious past and the shameful present.
I don't care how you raise your kids. But for the sake of your kids' friends, teachers, and anyone with whom they come in contact now, can you just try to raise kids who are kind?
Former President Bush has written his recollections and there have been conflicting accounts of what, exactly, they are. Let me try and clarify the distinctions between the various genres of autobiography.
We have seen ecological disasters before, yet we continue to ignore experience and foresight, instead preferring to expand profits.
In a system that is dependent on aggressive self-interest, not protecting yourself is foolish.