Michael J. Sandel

Michael J. Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, and the author, most recently, of What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. His new video series, “What Money Can’t Buy,” is available here.
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Great Depression: unemployed, destitute man leaning against vacant store, San Francisco (1935). By Dorothea Lange. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Populism, Trump, and the future of democracy

For those worried about Trump, and about populism, it is not enough to mobilize a politics of protest and resistance; it is also necessary to engage in a politics of persuasion. Such a politics must begin by understanding the discontent that is roiling politics in the US and in democracies around the world.

May 11, 2018