Aquinas & Politics: Getting Out of and Into the Common Good

Aquinas & Politics: Getting Out of and Into the Common Good By Marcia Pally published by Counterpoint Navigating Knowledge, March 13, 2019   I’m writing this blog just on returning from a conference hosted by the Thomist Center in New York. The center aims at scholarly research on the work of Thomas Aquinas, perhaps the […]

The U.S. is a representative democracy? Thoughts—and humor–on politics in the Trump era

The U.S. is a representative democracy? Thoughts—and humor–on politics in the Trump era By Marcia Pally Die Tageszeitung January 20, 2017 as: “Das ‘We the people’ Gefuhl”` Visiting Europe since the Trump election, I’m not infrequently asked if, by being bad for American workers, Trump will re-invigorate the American left. There’s an American left? There was a […]

Populist, Nativist, Isolationist: For Trump, It Was All of the Above

Populist, Nativist, Isolationist: For Trump, It Was All of the Above by Marcia Pally COMMONWEAL, November 22, 2016 They wanted “change,” he promised change, and change most of all from the lying, corrupt, incompetent government of the last eight years. He differed from all candidates before, and in an exercise of popular will against expectations […]

Trump: Why American Doesn’t Know What to Do With Government

“Trump, American Populism, and Why American doesn’t know what to do with its own government,” By Marcia Pally VIDEO: Presented at Humboldt University-Berlin. Jan. 9, 2017 Please note: After the brief introduction in German, the presentation is in English.

Machiavelli on the Potomac: What Will Donald Trump Do Now?

Machiavelli on the Potomac: What Will Donald Trump Do Now? Marcia Pally Religion & Ethics Friday 27 January 2017  Marcia Pally is a Professor at New York University in Multilingual Multicultural Studies and a permanent Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities. Her most recent book is Commonwealth and Covenant: Economics, Politics, and Theologies of […]