Jeffrey C. Isaac

Jeffrey C. Isaac

Jeffrey C. Isaac is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. His books include: Democracy in Dark Times (1998); The Poverty of Progressivism: The Future of American Democracy in a Time of Liberal Decline; and Arendt, Camus, and Modern Rebellion.

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U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) Views
Saturday, March 02, 2019
Kamala Harris Is Not a Red-Baiter, She's Just Not a Socialist (Like Most Americans)
In recent columns I have celebrated the energy and ideas brought into the Democratic party by newly-elected young leftists, defended them from criticism, condemned the red-baiting of the left, and explained how and why "socialism" has played an important role in the history of American democracy, and ought not to be feared.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really is a breath of fresh air and an exemplary politician of the left. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Why AOC Is Such a Terrific Member of Congress
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken Washington, D.C by storm. She successfully ran an insurgent, grass-roots Congressional campaign. She is exceptionally bright. She is incredibly media savvy. She is hugely charismatic, because she is telegenic and photogenic, but also because she consistently seems...
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Why Melania Trump’s Plagiarism Matters
Two paragraphs from Melania Trump’s speech last night before the Republican National Convention were almost word for word the same as two paragraphs from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech. This is a fact. Such verbatim quoting without attribution is called plagiarism. Plagiarism is widely recognized as...
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