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World Thinkers 2014: Roberto Unger

Philosopher, Brazil

By Prospect Team  

A professor at Harvard law school who once taught President Obama, Roberto 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…

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