Contra today’s populist spirit, America’s architects delegated authority to the few who would step back from the popular passions of prejudice and narrow self-interest to “refine and enlarge the public views.”
The Berggruen Institute, an independent, non-partisan "think and action tank" that is co-publisher of The WorldPost, announced this week that Craig Calhoun will become the new president of the organization. Professor Calhoun will leave his current position as director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science in the summer of 2016 to take on this new role.
"What's really behind politics is culture ... and culture is philosophy."
"Ideas shape our humanity ... Understanding their origin and political traditions are critical to producing long-lasting change for a better world."