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About Ira Chernus

Ira Chernus is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder and author of Mythic America: Essays and American Nonviolence: The History of an Idea. He blogs at

Articles by Ira Chernus

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Tearing down the wall: lessons on national security from the Summer of Love

In a national security state, the world is transformed into a vast reservoir of potential enemies, all bent on our destruction. Such a climate precludes imagining national life beyond the quest for security.

Trying to save the world should be fun

If we can't find joy in our work for peace and social justice, what's the point?

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