What accounts for the Supreme Court's shift away from the logic of the Lemon test?
Discussions & debates on the pressing issues of our current political scene.
For all its weaknesses, Clash of Civilizations remains a text that can help us see the likely paths conflict will take in the 21st century.
Attention to civilizational questions may help us to grasp some of the reasons certain countries' policies reflect a consistency over time.
We have to face the reality that our world is fragmented and the cohesion that civilizations had in the past is now practically non-existent.
If there is a clash of civilizations, it is not between the Judeo-Christian West and Islam, as Huntington and others have often seen it.
Whether we call the U.S.-China conflict a clash of civilizations hardly matters. As Bishop Butler said, every thing is what it is and not another thing.
What should we make of John Rawls's landmark work fifty years after its release?
Despite his flaws, Rawls sheds light on the problem of pluralism and the profound challenges it poses to the stability of a liberal democratic regime.
What is the condition of a society which, following his lead, rejects truth as a criterion?
We have more to learn from Rawls the man than Rawls the theorist.
In Rawls' wake, there is a growing realization that there needs to be a truly postmodern approach to our comprehensive thinking.
Rawls’s teaching has served only to erode the true foundations of political freedom and of conventional, “bourgeois” morality.