About Joseph Knippenberg

Dr. Joseph Knippenberg is a Professor of Politics at Oglethorpe University.

Serving Trump? An Open Letter to Conservative Policy Intellectuals

By |2016-06-19T21:07:01-05:00June 19th, 2016|Categories: Donald Trump, Government, Presidency, Republicans|

Dear Sir or Madam, I take it that, as a conservative, you will not quibble with the gender binary implied in my salutation, so I’ll just get to the point. Most of you probably didn’t vote for Donald Trump in your primary. You may even have identified with #NeverTrump or #StillNeverTrump or #NeverEverTrump or #AlwaysNeverTrump, [...]

Liberal Learning in the Marketplace: Thinking About Liberal Education With Adam Smith

By |2019-10-16T13:59:13-05:00April 8th, 2013|Categories: Adam Smith, Liberal Learning|Tags: |

I make no claims to a high level of expertise in the philosophy of Adam Smith. This is the first time I have spoken about Smith outside of a classroom setting. I assign selections from The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations in a sophomore-level core course, so the students and I [...]

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