Volume 13, Issue 3, Summer 2003
The Freedom to Infect? SARS and Common Sense - Nicholas D. Kristof
The Resilience of Regional Identity: Misunderstanding McDonaldization - Jeet Heer and Steve
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
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
Engaging Our Youth: Promoting Positive Citizenship - Jonathan Zaff
Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians
Commentary - Steven Lukes, Andrew Mason