Danielle Allen's Interviews
First Look with The Post’s Missy Ryan, Danielle Allen and Robert Kagan
On Washington Post Live’s “First Look,” associate editor Jonathan Capehart speaks with The Post’s Missy Ryan, Danielle Allen and Robert Kagan about the NATO summit, the Russia-Ukraine war and the global struggle between democracy and authoritarianism. Conversation recorded on Friday, July 14, 2023.
First Look with The Post's Paul Kane, Danielle Allen and Robert Kagan
On Washington Post Live’s “First Look,” associate editor Jonathan Capehart speaks with The Post’s Paul Kane, Danielle Allen and Robert Kagan about talks to raise the nation’s borrowing limit, the stakes over the debt ceiling standoff and the latest with Russia's war in Ukraine.
This Philosopher Wants Liberals to Take Political Power Seriously
America today faces a crisis of governance. In the face of numerous challenges — from climate change, to housing shortages, to pandemics — our institutions struggle to act quickly and decisively. Democratic processes often get captured by special interests or paralyzed by polarization. And, in response, public faith in
Danielle Allen: What Do COVID-19 and Extreme Inequality Mean for American Democracy?
In this episode, political philosopher Danielle Allen explains why the COVID crisis, extreme inequality, and undemocratic government are all connected—and how democracy in America can still be reinvigorated. For more information about Harvard Magazine and this podcast, visit www.harvardmagazine.com/podcast and follow u
Danielle Allen on the radicalism of the American revolution — and its lessons for today
My first conversation with Harvard political theorist Danielle Allen in fall 2019 was one of my all-time favorites. I didn’t expect to have Allen on again so soon, but her work is unusually relevant to our current moment. She’s written an entire book about the deeper argument of the Declaration of Independence and the
The tech we need to end the pandemic and restart the economy with Danielle Allen
As COVID-19 continues to spread, the world is facing two existential threats at once: a public health emergency and an economic crisis. Political theorist Danielle Allen describes how we can ethically and democratically address both problems by scaling up "smart testing," which would track positive cases with peer-to-p