Volume 13, Issue 3, Summer 2003

Up Front

The Freedom to Infect? SARS and Common Sense - Nicholas D. Kristof

The Resilience of Regional Identity: Misunderstanding McDonaldization - Jeet Heer and Steve Penfold


Should Children Have First Amendment Rights? - Kevin W. Saunders
How can we protect children from harmful speech without abridging adults’ rights?

The Costs of Citizenship: Assimilation v. Multiculturalism in Liberal Democracies - Alan Wolfe
A sociological review of recent literature on multiculturalism finds that assimilation isn’t as bad as some suggest.

When Corporate Media Giants Call the Shots: How New Rules from the FCC Will Squeeze Out Community - Sasha Polakow-Suransky
The Federal Communications Commission recently passed rules that will allow media giants to swallow up more locally-owned TV stations and newspapers. Cable channels and the Internet may ensure diverse programming, but are the interests of community being buried?

Reviving the Ideal of Citizenship - Senator John Kerry
Is the senator a closet communitarian?

Virtue, Self-Interest, and the Good: A Dialogue on Communitarianism and Classical Liberalism - Amitai Etzioni and Jonathan Marks
Do communitarians have more in common with classical liberals than with contemporary liberals?


The Community Bookshelf

  • We Are All Pluralists Now - Adam Swift

  • Review of William A. Galston’s Liberal Pluralism: The Implications of Value Pluralism for Political Theory and Practice

  • Reviving Liberalism, Respecting Local Context - Donald K. Emmerson

  • Review of Daniel A. Bell’s East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia and Fareed Zakaria’s The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad

  • The Social Construction of Tax Policy - Richard M. Coughlin

  • Review of Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel’s The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice

The Community’s Pulse

Research Note

    Engaging Our Youth: Promoting Positive Citizenship - Jonathan Zaff

Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians

Commentary - Steven Lukes, Andrew Mason

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