Volume 8, Issue 4, Fall 1998
The End of Triumphalism
Rights for Gangs, Handcuffs for Neighborhoods
Liberty, Community, and Framer's Intent
Were the Framers unrepentant individualists or champions of
republican virtue? Or, is this simply the wrong question to ask?
Evolutionary Psychology and our Mythical Dark Nature
A host of leading scientists believe all human behavior can be explained
by the "selfish gene" theory. If so, from where do moral yearnings arise?
Esteeming the "Responsible" Self
James L. Nolan Jr.
Can "self-esteem" and "responsibility" live together?
Beyond Self-Interest: Why People Obey Laws and Accept Judicial Decisions
Tom R. Tyler
Could procedural justice be more important to people than the substance ofthe verdict?
Europe: Economic Union May Not Be Enough
Can a European union survive without political unification?
Same-Sex Marriage and Communal Dialogue
Milton C. Regan, Jr.
People assert either that marriage is ordained as heterosexual by God and/or
by nature, or claim that it is a universal right that should be open to all
couples. Is there room for dialogue?
Civil Society: Attacked from All Corners
Civil society is a mushy notion that stifles dissent, undermines responsibility,
and subverts democracy. It also causes cancer and has impeded U.N. inspectors in Iraq.
The Community Bookshelf
New Immigration Hurts Old Immigrants - Nathan Glazer
Review of Roberto Suro's Strangers Among Us: How Latino Immigration Is Transforming America
Libertarian Smoke -- Franklin Zimring and Gordon Hawkins
Review of Jacon Sullum's For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusadeand the Tyranny of Public Health
Libertarians, Authoritarians, Communitarians -- Nora Pollock
Research Note -- Covenant Marriage: Louisiana Update
Social Science Update: Youth Employment -- Barbara Fusco