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    The Ethics of Racist Monuments
    In David Boonin, Katrina L. Sifferd, Tyler K. Fagan, Valerie Gray Hardcastle, Michael Huemer, Daniel Wodak, Derk Pereboom, Stephen J. Morse, Sarah Tyson, Mark Zelcer, Garrett VanPelt, Devin Casey, Philip E. Devine, David K. Chan, Maarten Boudry, Christopher Freiman, Hrishikesh Joshi, Shelley Wilcox, Jason Brennan, Eric Wiland, Ryan Muldoon, Mark Alfano, Philip Robichaud, Kevin Timpe, David Livingstone Smith, Francis J. Beckwith, Dan Hooley, Russell Blackford, John Corvino, Corey McCall, Dan Demetriou, Ajume Wingo, Michael Shermer, Ole Martin Moen, Aksel Braanen Sterri, Teresa Blankmeyer Burke, Jeppe von Platz, John Thrasher, Mary Hawkesworth, William MacAskill, Daniel Halliday, Janine O’Flynn, Yoaav Isaacs, Jason Iuliano, Claire Pickard, Arvin M. Gouw, Tina Rulli, Justin Caouette, Allen Habib, Brian D. Earp, Andrew Vierra, Subrena E. Smith, Danielle M. Wenner, Lisa Diependaele, Sigrid Sterckx, G. Owen Schaefer, Markus K. Labude, Harisan Unais Nasir, Udo Schuklenk, Benjamin Zolf & Woolwine (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, Springer Verlag. pp. 341-355. 2018.
    In this chapter, we focus on the debate over publicly maintained racist monuments as it manifests in the mid-2010s Anglosphere, primarily in the United States and South Africa. After pointing to some representative examples of racist monuments, we discuss ways a monument can be thought racist and neutrally categorize removalist and preservationist arguments heard in the monument debate. We suggest that both extremist and moderate removalist goals are likely to be self-defeating and that when con…Read more
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    A Matter of Unbound Leaders in the Lives of Africans
    Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory 63 (148). 2016.
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    Joy in Living Together: Toward a Civic Appreciation of Laughter
    Journal of Political Philosophy 14 (2): 186-202. 2006.
  • Veil Politics in Liberal Democratic States
    Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin - Madison. 1997.
    The question seldom discussed among political philosophers is: How are liberal democracies maintained after they are established? In a liberal democratic state, the ultimate political values are: liberty, equality, political participation, tolerance, loyalty to the state, and its reproduction. This work is founded on the observation that ultimate political values cannot be based on purely rational considerations, prevailing tradition, or an overlapping consensus. I propose "veil politics" as a s…Read more
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    In this chapter we focus on the debate over publicly-maintained racist monuments as it manifests in the mid-2010s Anglosphere, primarily in the US (chiefly regarding the over 700 monuments devoted to the Confederacy), but to some degree also in Britain and Commonwealth countries, especially South Africa (chiefly regarding monuments devoted to figures and events associated with colonialism and apartheid). After pointing to some representative examples of racist monuments, we discuss ways a monum…Read more
  • Veil Politics in Liberal Democratic States
    with Jeremy Waldron
    Cambridge University Press. 2003.
    In this exciting and challenging account of the development and sustainability of the liberal democratic state, Ajume H. Wingo offers a completely new perspective from that provided by political theorists. Such theorists will typically argue for the basic values of liberal democracies by rationally justifying them. This book argues that it is non-rational factors - rhetoric, symbols, traditions - that more often than not provide the real source of motivation. Drawing from both historical and phi…Read more
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    The aesthetic of freedom
    In Boudewijn Paul de Bruin & Christopher F. Zurn (eds.), New Waves in Political Philosophy, Palgrave-macmillan. pp. 198. 2009.
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    The Immortals in Our Midst: Why Democracies in Africa Need Them
    The Journal of Ethics 19 (3-4): 237-255. 2015.
    Africa lacks the particular history of liberal institutions and values that has served as the foundation for democratic institutions in the West. Without such a foundation, prospects for well-functioning democracy in African are not good. I argue that a possible alternative basis for African democracy may be found in “civic immortals,” extraordinary individuals capable of introducing dramatic shifts in political values. Civic immortals occupy the highest rung of a hierarchy of personhood in many…Read more
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    L'Africa di fronte ad un bivio. Da suddito a cittadino
    with Michael Kruse
    Iride: Filosofia e Discussione Pubblica 18 (2): 385-398. 2005.