Modest Sites

My latest experiment is to try to write my public policy posts at a new collaborative blog Modest Sites and preserve this blog for more philosophical fare. The title comes from Sheldon Wolin’s classic work of political theory, Politics and Vision:

The power of a democratic politics lies in a multiplicity of modest sites dispersed among local governments and institutions under local control.

My collaborator, Steve Maloney, is a political scientist, so hopefully the new space will generate some good dialog.

  • I’ve just posted a discussion of “Reparations for Slavery in the Twenty-first Century.” If you’re interested in that topic, come on over!
  • If you’re interested in small-r republican politics, institutional design, or optimistic political theory, let me know: we could use some more collaborators.

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