Jeff Polet

Jeff Polet is Professor of Political Science at Hope College in Holland MI, where he teaches political theory. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on issues including education, the American founding, and hermeneutical theory. He is a board member and editor-in-chief of the online journal Front Porch Republic.

A world without charity

“Denial of particularity and avoidance of human messiness is all too often part of the philanthropic impulse”… Thoughts on philanthropy in Edward Bellamy’s utopian 18th century novel Looking Backward, an important intellectual progenitor of the Progressive movement.