Volume 14, Issue 1, Winter 2003/2004

Up Front

Making Corporations Responsible – Joseph E. Stiglitz

Environmentally Challenged – William Raspberry

Letting the People Decide? – Francesca Polletta


No Democracy, No Community, Part II – Charles Taylor
Does democracy inherently exclude some groups while including others? Part II explores options available to keeping the basic principles of a democratic republic, while ensuring the sharing of what Taylor terms “identity space.”

Citizenship Begins At Home: A New Approach to the Civic Integration of Immigrants – Peter Skerry
Using The Resurrection Project of Chicago as a prime example, Skerry proposes a new synthesis in U.S. immigrant policy that holds within it the potential to not only naturalize, but to also suitably integrate immigrants into American society.

Particularistic Obligations: A Communitarian Examination – Amitai Etzioni
Are we justified in caring more about members of our own community than about others?

Identity Crisis: Britain’s Attempt to Redefine Itself – Frances Stead Sellers
In a world where half a million Britons own property overseas and more and more immigrants are beginning to call Britain home, what does it really mean to be "British?"


The Moral Dimension of the Media

The Right to The Passion of Christ – Michael Medved
Responsibility for Gibson’s Passion of Christ – Paula Fredriksen

The Community Bookshelf

  • Crisis and Change in the Catholic Church – William D'Antonio

  • Review of Peter Steinfels A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America

  • What the Abortion War Costs – R. Stephen Warner

  • Review of William Saletan’s Bearing Right: How Conservatives Won the Abortion War

  • Communitarianism in China: The “Is” vs. the “Ought” – Daniel A. Bell

  • Review of Randall Peerenboom’s China’s Long March Toward Rule of Law

Especially Noted

The Community’s Pulse

Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians

Community Action: The Success of the Honor System in Bryant Park

Commentary – Edward C. Green

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