Danny Postel

Danny Postel is the Assistant Director of the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University. He is the author of Reading ‘Legitimation Crisis’ in Tehran (2007) and co-editor of The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future (2011), The Syria Dilemma (2013), and Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (2017).

What follows is the opening act of what was to have been a long and wide-ranging interview with one of the most influential philosophers of our time. Read more


A great deal of my work has been to figure out what the consequences of the dictatorship have been. We're still living, during the transition, with those consequences, which are profound. The fear in Chile runs very deep. Read more