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Benjamin R. Barber

AKA Benjamin Reynolds Barber

Born: 2-Aug-1939
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 24-Apr-2017
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Political Scientist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Jihad vs. McWorld

Father: Philip Barber
Mother: Doris Frankel
Brother: Willson
Wife: (div., one son, one daughter)
Son: Jeremy
Daughter: Rebecca Barber
Wife: Leah Kreutzer (until his death)
Daughter: Cornelia Witte Barber

    University: BA, Grinnell College (1960)
    University: London School of Economics (1959)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1963)
    University: PhD Government, Harvard University (1966)
    Professor: University of Pennsylvania (1966-69)
    Professor: Haverford College (1968)
    Professor: Rutgers University (1969-2001)
    Professor: Hunter College (1970)
    Scholar: Essex University (1976-77)
    Professor: Colorado College, V Block (1984, 1986)
    Professor: Princeton University (1986-87)
    Professor: University of Maryland College Park
    Trustee: Stockbridge School (1973-76)

    American Health Decision, Inc. National Advisory Board (1992-)
    Bill Bradley for President
    Center for a New American Dream Advisory Board (2002-)
    Center on Media and Culture Advisory Board (1992-)
    Close Up Foundation National Advisory Council, Active Citizenship Today Project (1992-)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Democratic National Committee Issues Advisor (1988)
    French-American Foundation
    Institute for the Arts of Democracy Board of Directors (1991-)
    Study Circles Resources Center Advisory Board (1991-)
    United Nations Association of the USA Advisor (1986-84)
    United Negro College Fund Board of Advisors, Service Learning Project (1993-)
    World Federalist Association Board of Directors (2002-)
    Fulbright (1976-77)
    Guggenheim Fellowship (1980-81)

    Ethos (10-Feb-2011) · Himself
    Hijacking Catastrophe: 9/11, Fear & the Selling of American Empire (10-Sep-2004) · Himself

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Author of books:
The Truth of Power: Intellectual Affairs in the Clinton White House
Superman and Common Men: Freedom, Anarchy, and the Revolution (1971, social studies)
The Death of Communal Liberty: A History of Freedom in a Swiss Mountain Canton (1974, history)
Liberating Feminism (1975, social studies)
Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age (1984, politics)
The Conquest of Politics: Liberal Philosophy in Democratic Times (1988, politics)
An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America (1992, education)
Jihad vs. McWorld: How the Planet Is Both Falling Apart and Coming Together and What This Means for Democracy (1995, international affairs)
A Place for Us: How to Make Society Civil and Democracy Strong (1998, politics)
A Passion for Democracy: American Essays (2000, essays)
Fear's Empire: War, Terrorism, and Democracy in the Age of Independence (2003, international affairs)
Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole (2007, economics)

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