Adam K. Webb

Adam K. Webb grew up in England, Spain, and the United States. After graduating from Harvard, he received a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and taught at Harvard from 2004 to 2008. Presently he is Resident Associate Professor of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins Nanjing Centre in China. He is the author of Beyond the Global Culture War, and A Path of Our Own: An Andean Village and Tomorrow┬┤s Economy of Values. His interests range broadly across world politics and social thought, with a particular focus on bringing traditionalists from different parts of the world into more fruitful dialogue and collaboration with one another.


Volume 102

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Guests on Volume 102: Daniel M. Bell, Jr., on recovering the view that the just war tradition is more about the shaping of character and virtue than a checklist for political leaders; Lew Daly, on how the discussion concerning faith-based initiatives raised larger issues about the identity of social groups in American society; Adam K. Webb, on whether the traditional personal and communal virtues in premodern village life must be abandoned for poverty to be alleviated; Stratford Caldecott, on how denying the reality of beauty is linked to a denial of the coherent meaning of Creation; James Matthew Wilson, on Jacques Maritain's pilgrimage to faith and his subsequent development of a rich philosophy of beauty; and Thomas Hibbs, on the similar projects of painters Georges Rouault (1871-1958) and Makoto Fujimura (b. 1960), and how they each resisted various confusions in modern art.