The first thought that popped into my head when Michael Sandel walked onto the stage to deliver his lecture at the LSE was that he looks nothing like Mr Burns! According to urban legend, the Harvard Professor of Political Philosophy was the inspiration for Montgomery Burns of the Simpsons, Homer’s evil boss and owner of Springfield’s nuclear power plant, who has the habit of bribing … Continue reading The Beaver: Michael Sandel the public philosopher
While walking from the Old Building to the New Academic Building, I could not help but wonder why the LSE is such an exemplary case of an institution that lacks creativity when it comes to naming its buildings. The resemblance of “Clement House” and “St. Clement’s Building” is a source of enduring confusion for Freshers and visitors alike. “Tower One,” “Tower Two” and “Tower Three” … Continue reading The Beaver: What’s in a name?