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Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Stephen Macedo is professor of politics at Princeton University in New Jersey. 

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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