Volume 7, Issue 1, Winter 1996/1997

Up Front

Religion and "Spirituality"
Craig Dykstra

School Justice: No Laughing Matter
Albert Shanker

Essays

Rebuilding Civil Society: A Biblical Perspective
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Man as a political animal versus man as a social animal--these are different stories with different endings. One leads to contract, the other to covenant. Unfortunately the West is ignoring the latter, much to its detriment.

The Community of Communities
Amitai Etzioni
Both the melting pot and multiculturalism have proven to be inadequate models. The solution lies in pluralism within unity. But which societal elements must we hold in common to ensure a stable unity?

How Campaign Spending Limits Can Be Reconciled with the First Amendment
Vincent Blasi
How to stop the flood of private money into politicans' coffers without changing the Constitution.

Americans as Communitarians: An Empirical Study
David Karp
Most polls place Americans on a spectrum, ranging from liberal to conservative. A recent survey questions that standard typology and points to a new one.

The Anonymous Scholar
Lisa Guernsey
Anonymity is common on the Internet. But is it appropriate for academics engaged in what is supposed to be civil discourse?

The Community Bookshelf

Dan Quayle v. Murphy Brown, Revisted
David Popenoe
Review of Judith Stacey's In the Name of the Family: Rethinking Family Values in the Postmodern Age

The Power of Dance
Robert Bellah
Review of William H. McNeill's Keeping Together in Time: Dance and Drill in Human History

In Addition

Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians -- Nora Pollock

The Community's Pulse

Community News

Contributors

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