Volume 7, Issue 2, Spring 1997
Cloning: Taking Ethics Seriously
Can Multiculturalism Unite Us?
Paul Jerome Croce
Giving Teachers Authority
Public/Private: The Limitations of a Grand Dichotomy
While notions of "public" and "private" are crucial to our understandings
of democracy and community, their meanings are far from well-understood.
Can Design Make Community?
Relationships and values are the defining elements of community. But a
new breed of architects are showing that by paying attention to the
physical layout of a neighborhood, bonds, shared understandings, and
other elements of community can be fostered.
Social Security and the Dividing of the American Community
In revamping the Social Security system, we must respond to two questions:
What is the extent of the problem, and what impact will different solutions
have on our national commitment to the common good?
Concealed Handguns: The Counterfeit Deterrent
Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins
We frequently face the pronouncement of new empirical studies on one issue
or another. But an analysis of one recent study shows why the public must
be on its guard in face of what purports to be objective social science.
The Community Bookshelf
Liberal Neutrality and Its Role in American Political Life
Daniel A. Bell
The Use and Abuse of History
Two reviews of Michael Sandel's Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy
Philip E. Devine
Arnold R. Eiser