America did not always think that its image should be entrusted solely to its popular culture machine. For a time, and quite successfully, it devoted considerable resources to advancing its values and principles through public diplomacy.
A recent post on "nudging" by Charles Mathewes and Christina McRorie has sparked three thoughtful replies on the blog Political Theology, each representing a different philosophical camp.
What's the real-world significance of arguing in a New York Times op-ed that life doesn't exist? More than we might initially think.
It is our 21st-century age-of-the-brand duty to come to the defense of our namesake, the hedgehog, recently maligned.
If the world is turning into a bleak stage for the cynical manipulation and abuse of democratic principles for undemocratic, illiberal, or simply self-aggrandizing ends, then the United States cannot hold itself entirely blameless.