Volume 8, Issue 2, Spring 1998
Verdict from the Community: It's BothStupid
E.J. Dionne Jr.
Don't Blame Me, I'm Sick
Medical Decision Making: A Role for the Family?
Mark G. Kuczewski
When it comes to the important medical decisions that patients confront,
how should the family's role be understood? Should family member's feelings
and values be balanced with those of the partient? Should the patient's
preferences trump all? Or is there another option?
The Right to Be Wrong -- Heretical Thoughts of an Ex-Newscaster
The Constitution grants the press a great deal of freedom, and rightly so.
But have Court rulings gone too far, actually encouraging the press to be
Managing Confrontations: Lessons from Abroad
Fighting may be universal, but the ways fights are conducted, and the social
purposes they serve, vary greatly.
Developing Civil Society: Can the Workplace Replace Bowling?
People may be bowling alone, but usually they still work in groups. What does
this mean for the nature of American civil society?
A Case for Individualism: From Des Moines to Durkheim
David R. Karp
Communitarians typically wonder how solidarity may be achieved in modern,
invidualistic societies. According to Durkheim, who is often considered a
communitarian, the answer lies in the universal sympathies contained within
the doctrine of individualism itself.
The Community Bookshelf
The Individual and Community in Early America
Daniel Walker Howe
Review of Barry Shain's The Myth of American Individualism: The Protestant
Origins of American Thought, Michael Zuckert's Natural Rights and the New
Republicanism, and J. David Greenstone's The Lincoln Persuasion: Remaking
An R.C. Document -- A Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities
Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians - Nora Pollock
The Community's Pulse
Kaleideoscope - Tim Bloser