Thomas Ponniah

Thomas Ponniah, Ph.D, was a Lecturer on Social Studies, Assistant Director of Studies, and Faculty Associate of the Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics at Harvard University from 2003-2011. He taught courses on modern social and political thought, the philosophy and methods of the social sciences, globalization and global justice. He is currently an affiliate of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

His rabble column offers commentary on contemporary social, political and cultural ideas, issues and events.

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Feb 8, 2012

Facts, interpretations and Chávez

Adherence to any one theory of knowledge -- whether intentional or unintentional, postmodern or positivist -- inevitably leads to a fragmented picture that makes one inept at adequate explanation.
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Jan 25, 2012

Conservatism in North America

Two recent articles on conservatism are worth considering: Cory Robin's insightful articulation of the classic progressive critique of the right and Stephen Hayward's thoughtful self-critique.

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