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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 206–215.
Published: 01 May 2022
...” to problems that, in better times, we might leave to politicians to resolve. “The crisis for democracy today,” Perl argues, “is that bad government (as Konrád, Václav Havel, and Adam Michnik defined it in the 1980s) appears to be what various electorates crave and therefore choose.” Realizing that elections...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 406–419.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Christian B. N. Gade; Rane Willerslev; Lotte Meinert This article questions whether enmity is always bad and trust always good. In the borderlands between Ikland in northern Uganda and Turkanaland in Kenya, sometimes violent enmity combines with friendly barter relations between the Ik...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (2): 290–297.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Development Bank (known as the BAD). Indeed, some two thousand employees of the BAD and their families have arrived in Tunis since 2003, con- tributing amply to the changing religious profile of the city and country. Most of these expatriates, from Côte d Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon, are Christians...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 156a.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of the Earliest States (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2017), 336 pp. We have had a lot of governments here at but none of them has ever done a damn thing for us: we think that government is a bad idea. This was the unsolicited response of a group of New Guinea highlanders to a query as to who might have...
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Common Knowledge (2002) 8 (1): 80–101.
Published: 01 January 2002
... produced as the glorious music from Satchmo’s. Taxi to Soweto was made before it became clear to the nation (toward the close of the 1990s) that crime, unemployment, HIV/AIDS, bad government, lack of genuine multiparty democracy, corruption, scandal, HIV/AIDS, and again, HIV/AIDS had subdued...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (1): 155–157.
Published: 01 January 2022
... designed to impress upon his readers the benefits of absolute rule,” but a philosopher would say that his conception of the state of nature and the compact to exit it is a thought experiment rather than a fiction: we imagine people existing without any government at all and then ask what sort...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (3): 516–517.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Pagden — Anthony “climate,”to however understood. “religion”“government”to than and indebted moreis heavily history Voltaireas ofwenthuman say,onto course the end, the in But, Europe. Southern into down tribes Germanic the and Caucasus proto  the whatdrove probably explain...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Greil Marcus The author, who lived in Berkeley, California during the disruptions of 1968, remembers the year as one of bad faith, though also of a sense of making history. He recalls the events of that year (and of 1964) in Berkeley, where he still lives, then moves out into related events...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 156b–157.
Published: 01 January 2020
... is a bad idea. This was the unsolicited response of a group of New Guinea highlanders to a query as to who might have burned down the government station. Highland Papua New Guinea people were among the first on earth to originate a regime of agricultural food- production, complete with irrigation...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 581–583.
Published: 01 August 2011
... preparing a translation of Isabelle Stengers’s book Thinking with Whitehead. Natalie Zemon Davis became, in 2010, the third member of the Common Knowledge editorial board to receive, from the Norwegian government, the Holberg International Memorial Prize for outstanding work in the humanities...
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Common Knowledge (2023) 29 (2): 193–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
... not fail to grasp which was the more serviceable; but, rejecting as unjust that which holds that the good and the bad are worthy of the same honors, and preferring rather that which rewards and punishes every man according to his deserts, they governed the city on this principle, not filling the offices...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 May 2022
... to the single-payer system, in which the federal government would supply insurance to all and pay for it with federal taxes. The single-payer model was preferred by liberals as an alternative to the socialist model, in which the government employs the doctors, owns the hospitals, and sets the drug prices...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 142–143.
Published: 01 January 2007
... it wholly in terms of bad dharma.” idealof modernity, ‘Vedic sciences’ without ethosthe ofscience . . bombs with the classic choice of modernists: reactionary all Modern technology without the temple Rama the With agitationof and building bomb,the is making India bine . . . secular-liberal cultural...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 143.
Published: 01 January 2007
... it wholly in terms of bad dharma.” idealof modernity, ‘Vedic sciences’ without ethosthe ofscience . . bombs with the classic choice of modernists: reactionary all Modern technology without the temple Rama the With agitationof and building bomb,the is making India bine . . . secular-liberal cultural...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 143–144.
Published: 01 January 2007
... it wholly in terms of bad dharma.” idealof modernity, ‘Vedic sciences’ without ethosthe ofscience . . bombs with the classic choice of modernists: reactionary all Modern technology without the temple Rama the With agitationof and building bomb,the is making India bine . . . secular-liberal cultural...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 144–145.
Published: 01 January 2007
... it wholly in terms of bad dharma.” idealof modernity, ‘Vedic sciences’ without ethosthe ofscience . . bombs with the classic choice of modernists: reactionary all Modern technology without the temple Rama the With agitationof and building bomb,the is making India bine . . . secular-liberal cultural...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 145–146.
Published: 01 January 2007
... it wholly in terms of bad dharma.” idealof modernity, ‘Vedic sciences’ without ethosthe ofscience . . bombs with the classic choice of modernists: reactionary all Modern technology without the temple Rama the With agitationof and building bomb,the is making India bine . . . secular-liberal cultural...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 146–147.
Published: 01 January 2007
... it wholly in terms of bad dharma.” idealof modernity, ‘Vedic sciences’ without ethosthe ofscience . . bombs with the classic choice of modernists: reactionary all Modern technology without the temple Rama the With agitationof and building bomb,the is making India bine . . . secular-liberal cultural...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 147.
Published: 01 January 2007
... it wholly in terms of bad dharma.” idealof modernity, ‘Vedic sciences’ without ethosthe ofscience . . bombs with the classic choice of modernists: reactionary all Modern technology without the temple Rama the With agitationof and building bomb,the is making India bine . . . secular-liberal cultural...
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Common Knowledge (2007) 13 (1): 148.
Published: 01 January 2007
... it wholly in terms of bad dharma.” idealof modernity, ‘Vedic sciences’ without ethosthe ofscience . . bombs with the classic choice of modernists: reactionary all Modern technology without the temple Rama the With agitationof and building bomb,the is making India bine . . . secular-liberal cultural...