Tag: democracy

Book Review: “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

There are a number of things that could be said about the nuts and bolts of Steven Levitsky’s and Daniel Ziblatt’s book How Democracies Die (Crown: 2018). For example, one could push back at their claim that a vote for Donald Trump was de facto a vote against democracy: “An essential test for democracies is not whether such…

Ryrie, Protestants

The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, Episode #30: Legacies of the Protestant Reformation

Sam and I wrap up our third season by considering some of the legacies of the Protestant Reformation: from democracy and free inquiry to religious pluralism and secularization to the notion that Protestants are “reformed and always reforming” (and why that means you should all buy The Pietist Option). Featured Book Alec Ryrie, Protestants: The Faith That Made the…

I'm Linking of a White Christmas

NYC vs. MFA: Two Literary Cultures that together define American literary fiction Why monarchism might be the only hope for Democracy Francis Fukuyama speculates on the conspicuous absence of a workers’ Left in America The latest study: people who consider themselves broad-minded tend to mistake an open mind for the inability to come to a…

Ed Dante, CFU, and Plato's Warnings Against Democracy

A couple stories have been making the Internet rounds of late, making college teachers everywhere shake our heads (after all, I are one) and drawing forth the usual commonplaces about higher education.  In one such story, Central Florida University business professor Richard Quinn discovered that fully 200 of his 600 business students cheated on a…