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Roberto Unger

Professor at Harvard Law School and former “minister of ideas” for Brazil

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A professor at Harvard law school who once taught President Obama, Robert Unger made waves in 2012 when he posted a video on YouTube explaining why his former pupil did not deserve a second term in office. “[Obama] has spent trillions of dollars to rescue the moneyed interests and left workers and homeowners to their own devices,” he said.

Unger is one of the world’s most wide-ranging public intellectuals. His work encompasses philosophy, religion and economics, as well as political and legal theory. He has also been closely involved with Brazilian politics over the past decade, serving briefly…

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