Volume 7, Issue 3, Summer 1997
How to Argue in a Democracy
A New Fourth: A National Unity Day?
Asian versus "Universal" Human Rights
A top Singaporean official challenges the notion that "Western" ideal can be
applied to places such as China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Asia's Unacceptable Standard
Responding to Kausikan, the author takes a critical look at accusations of
Western cultural imperialism made by Asian leaders.
How Therapists Threaten Marriages
William J. Doherty
After just two sessions, a psychologist recommends that a woman end her 18-year
marriage, a marriage that until one month prior appeared relatively healthy. Was
this just a case of a hasty therapist, or something more?.
The Duty to Rescue: A Liberal-Communitarian Approach
Steven J. Heyman
U.S. law does not require you to throw a rope to a drowning person. Is this
reliance on people's altruism appropriate, or should we seek to enforce such
good behavior by law?
Multiculturalism, "Cannon," and Community
Neither devotion to a pre-set Western cannon, nor worship of the cult of
multiculturalism, is what higher education or the community at large
Devolution and Equity: Lessons from Germany and Boston
As we extend more responsibilities to the states and localities, it might be
wise to look at programs that have already been tried.
The Community Bookshelf
The Journalist's Dilemma
Review of Arthur Charity's Doing Public Journalism