Volume 7, Issue 4, Fall 1997


Enforcing Norms: When the Law Gets in the Way
Richard Epstein
According to a prominent libertarian, people and corporations are more prone than we might think to behaving properly with the threat of the law.

Social Mores Are Not Enough
William A. Galston
In a response, a prominent communitarian argues that Epstein's position reflects excessive optimism and a limited understanding of the multiple roles of the law.

Physician-Assisted Suicide: What Next?
Herbert Hendin
In the wake of the Supreme Court's recent decision, the states must now weigh their options. Can a look at the Netherlands provide instruction?

Beyond Apologies: Can Religion Work Where Politics Has Failed?
Patrick Glynn
Apologies and other public pronouncements on race have rung hollow. But a growing number of Evangelicals may have found another route to addressing our racial challenges.

Responsibility and Intimacy in the AIDS Epidemic
Ronald Bayer
Should someone who is HIV-positive be expected to take measures to protect others? For more than a decade many prominent voices have answered in the negative.

A Textbook Assault on Marriage
Norval Glenn
What do family and marriage textbooks say about matrimony? The answer informs us more about the authors of these books than it does about the current scholarship on marriage.

Authority, Community, and a Lost Voice
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
When Robert Nisbet passed away, he left behind a conservative legacy from which people of all political leanings could learn.

Community Action
When a Public Space is Privately Owned

The Community Bookshelf

Is Libertarianism the Answer?
Alan Wolfe

In Addition
Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians -- Nora Pollock

The Community's Pulse

Kaleidoscope -- Tim Bloser


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