Volume 3, Issue 4, Fall 1993

Up Front

First: Cut the Paperwork
Amitai Etzioni

Applying Federal Laws to Congress
Thomas E. Mann
Norman J. Ornstein

The Reluctant Sheriff
Anonymous

Essays

Rebuilding Urban Communities
Senator Bill Bradley
Steps to restore the vitality of our inner-cities' infrastructure, economy, and families.

The Dangers of Soft Despotism
Charles Taylor
Citizen alienation, the breakdown of deliberative democracy, the rise of special-interest politics...these are all symptoms of a hypercentralized government. Here's the way back to a healthy democracy

Work Gets No Respect on TV
Benjamin Stein
If violence on TV explains some of the nation's predilection to crime, then get a load of what TV tells us about our work habits

The German Draft: A model for America?
Nicola Clark
Clinton's plan may seem like a bargain...until you look at Germany, where the economy revolves around the social services national service volunteers provide. But are we ready for their method-a draft?

Finding a Place for Community in the First Amendment
Roger L. Conner
A once-peaceful South Carolina town has become a battleground over the limits of the First Amendment. In the midst of all the shouting, the need for community has been drowned out.

Community Action

Stories form the Trenches: Community Service
Robert Coles

Research Note

Crime and Punishment: A New Look
John Immerwahr

Law and Disorder

An R.C Document

Beyond the Pale?

Commentary
Margaret O'Brien Steinfels
Jay Lowndes
Michael Haas

About Communitarians

Authoritarians, Libertarians, and Communitarians

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