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Mark Bevir
Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Mark Bevir is professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. 

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Fairness & Equality
In defence of hierarchy

As a society we have forgotten how to talk about the benefits of hierarchy, expertise and excellence. It’s time we remembered

Stephen C Angle, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Julian Baggini and others