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Robert M. Hutchins, interviewed by Joseph P. Lyford, defines the democratic community as one whose members learn together to govern themselves. He discusses the possibilities of life and growth for such a community amid the massive complexities of…

Economist Stanley K. Sheinbaum argues that capitalism is not inherently democratic because economic decisions are not made democratically, and conversely that democracy does not improve the functioning of capitalism. Discussion with Harry S. Ashmore,…

Economist Stanley K. Sheinbaum argues that capitalism is not inherently democratic because economic decisions are not made democratically, and conversely that democracy does not improve the functioning of capitalism. Discussion with Harry S. Ashmore,…

Harry Kalven, Jr. explores the notion that sit-in demonstrations are protected under the First Amendment as a form of free speech. Jan. 23, 1964.

Harry Kalven, Jr. provides an analysis of the four different opinions written by the Supreme Court justices in Garner v. Louisiana, offering some observations on the ironies and shortcomings in those opinions and looking for insight on how the Court…

Harry Kalven, Jr., of the University of Chicago Law School, presides over a staff meeting at the Center focused on Garner v. Louisiana, in which the Supreme Court reversed the conviction of sit-in demonstrators for disturbing the peace. The case,…