Michael Sandel

The lost art of democratic debate

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Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says — but we're shamefully out of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme Court case (PGA Tour Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient in justice.

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Michael Sandel · Political philosopher

Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard, exploring some of the most hotly contested moral and political issues of our time.

Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard, exploring some of the most hotly contested moral and political issues of our time.