Volume 11, Issue 4, Fall 2001


Up Front

On Recruiting Teachers: A Communitarian Approach -- Representative David E. Price
The Promise and the Peril of "Communities of Character" -- William A. Galston

Essays

Individualism and Its Discontents - Wilfred M. McClay
Clearly, individualistic values reign supreme in the United States today. This lucid piece of intellectual history explains why.

A Symposium on Legislating Morality
If all legislation has a moral dimension, how do we determine which legislation is justified and when government has usurped the moral duty of the community? Four authors present their criteria for legislating morality.

Can Legislation Solve Our Moral Problems? - Christopher Beem
Democratic Soulcraft - R. Bruce Douglass
The Bounds of Civic Morality - Thomas A. Spragens, Jr.
Lawmaking in a Good Society - Amitai Etzioni

A Journey in Stages: The Many Faces of Assimilation - Amy Goldstein and Roberto Suro
The Hispanic population in the United States now exceeds 35 million. Can they all fit in America's melting pot--and do they want to?

Departments

The Community Bookshelf

Walking Through Open Doors -- David Sciulli

Review of Joel Schwartz's Fighting Poverty with Virtue: Moral Reform and America's Urban Poor, 1825-2000.

Have Communitarians Been Duped? -- Kelton Cobb

John Ehrenberg's Civil Society: The Critical History of an Idea.

Especially Noted
The Community's Pulse

Kaleidoscope

Habermas's Proceduralism Tries to Tackle Bioethics -- Michael Adrian

Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians

Commentary -- Seyla Benhabib, Emily R. Gill, Elona M. Vaisnys

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