Volume 11, Issue 1, Winter 2000/2001
Are Two Communities Better than One?
The Marriage Therapy
Victims of the Year
Democracy and the Reconstitution of Moral Order
What in particular can--and should--be done to improve the moral climate in
America that would be compatible with the ethos of a democratic society and
also stand a reasonable chance of being effective? Four political theorists
consider approaches to restoring moral order in America--and question whether
such a remoralization is even compatible with contemporary American society.
The Contours of Remoralization
Parental Responsibility in a Time of Societal Irresponsibility
R. Bruce Douglass
Free Agent Nation? The Political Consequences of Cultural Commitments
William M. Sullivan
The Way We Live
Vision for America: A Place for Faith
Senator Joe Lieberman
Tocqueville saw America as a country in which the spirit of freedom and
the spirit of religion form a "marvelous combination." Two centuries
later, his vision lives on.
Next: Three Steps Towards a Good Society
Inequality. Materialism. Cultural fragmentation. Is this the
great American way? It doesn't have to be.
The Empty Square
Informal gatherings at parks, beauty parlors, and courthouses used
to be a crux of small-town social life. The public spaces are
still there. But where did all the people go?
The Community Bookshelf
Putting Putnam's Thesis in Its Place
Review of Robert Putnam's Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community.
Communitarianism and the Escape from Politics
Review of Elizabeth Frazer's The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict.
James Davison Hunter
Review of Daniel Yankelovich's The Magic of Dialogue: Transforming Conflict into Cooperation.
The Moral Dimension of the Media
Reality-Based Filmmaking Versus Reality -- Martin Koughan
Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians
Commentary -- Richard T. Foltin, Duncan MacRae, Jr.