Volume 11, Issue 3, Summer 2001
Reflections on European Unification -- Simon Serfaty
Value in Variety -- Harvey B. Feigenbaum
Our Monochrome Values -- Amitai Etzioni
Neutrality, Autonomy, and the Liberal State - Emily R. Gill
If the liberal state cannot and should not be completely neutral,
what should determine the limits of its nonneutrality? According
to Gill, a liberal polity's nonneutral stance can be justified if
it promotes its citizens' capacity for autonomy--that is, their
ability to think critically about their goals and desires.
In Response: Maintaining Minimal Commitment - William A. Galston
To Galston, though, Gill's allegiance to autonomy goes much too far.
The Unappreciated Virtue - Alan Wolfe
In America, the Left, the Right, and the millions of Americans in the middle
valorize justice, compassion, diligence, and a host of other virtues.
But have they all forgotten about forgiveness?
The Culture of Political Avoidance - Nina Eliasoph
Voluntary groups enable citizens to establish and articulate their
values, right? Not necessarily. Find out how civic groups can
actually stunt civic growth.
Black, White, and Green: A Tale of Integration - Jonathan Eig
Twenty years ago, black and white residents in a Chicago neighborhood
were given a financial incentive to live together. Looking at the
result, some see a loss of community; others see a model of progress.
Among Friends: An Interracial Dialogue
Addressing issues of racial discrimination, segregation, and identity,
the participants defy the notion that honest interracial
conversations are impossible.
The Community Bookshelf
Human Nature Fights Back -- Paul Lichterman
Review of Francis Fukuyama's The Great Disruption: Human
Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order
Fear and Loathing in the United States -- Joseph Romance
Review of Garry Wills's A Necessary Evil: A History
of American Distrust of Government
The Community's Pulse
Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians
Uniting Unlikely Company -- Susan Parker
Commentary -- Richard Dagger, Noah M.J. Pickus