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The On Being Project

Jacob Needleman

The Inward Work of Democracy

Krista Tippett speaks with philosopher Jacob Needleman. As new democracies are struggling around the world, it’s easy to forget that U.S. democracy was shaped by trial and error. A conversation about the “inward work” of democracy — the conscience that shaped the American experiment.
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  • Jacob Needleman

    Jacob Needleman

    is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at San Francisco State University and author of The American Soul.