L. Joseph Hebert, Jr.

Written by L. Joseph Hebert, Jr.

L. Joseph Hebert is an Associate Professor of Political Science at St. Ambrose University in Iowa. He is author of Readings on Virtue, Law, and Politics.

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Cosmopolitanism Today
The word cosmopolitan implies that the world itself can be regarded as a polis or political community and that it is possible for the human being to live as a citizen (polites) of the world. For its proponents, this ideal of universal citizenship is associated with enlightenment and sophistica­tion, the liberation of the heart and mind from parochial prejudice…