The Atlas Project

Episode 28: Do We Need Democracy?

March 6th, 2020  •  46 mins 37 secs  •  Download (32 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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We begin this episode with this quote from the great 20th century ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr: "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary." We spend the rest of the podcast unpacking it and reflecting on its implications for anthropology, politics, and public life.