Michael Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. He has been described as “the most relevant living philosopher,” a “rock-star moralist,” (Newsweek) and “the most famous teacher of philosophy in the world.” (The New Republic)

His new book, The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good?, explains the rancor and polarization that afflict our civic life, and points the way to a new politics of the common good.

Michael’s previous books, What Money Can’t Buy and Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? were international best sellers and have been translated into 27 languages. His legendary course “Justice” was the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and has been viewed by tens of millions. His BBC series “The Public Philosopher” explores the contest of ideas lying behind the headlines with participants from around the world.

""currently the most effective communicator of ideas in English” The Guardian