The Elm Institute presents:
Professor Steven Smith, Yale University, Department of Political Science: “Political Philosophy and the Dark Arts.”
Professor Smith considers the tensions between idealism and realism in political theory, and the role of philosophy in the cultivation of political judgment.
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