What should we make of John Rawls's landmark work fifty years after its release?
Discussions & debates on the pressing issues of our current political scene.
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.
People insist on investing militants—some of them—with romance.
The Weather Underground remind us what happens when our wariness toward ideologues falters.
The Weather Underground lacked the power to achieve its goals, but we should be haunted by its crimes, its love of terror, and its nihilism.
Wokeness turns citizens not so much into sleepwalkers as sleep-rampagers, somnambulists of self-righteousness.
We ought not forget the darker side of our political heritage.
The urgent practical questions for statesman and citizen alike are: how much political violence is being committed right now? And who’s committing it?
Reading Lasch today, one can see his prescience, as well as the ways that American society has unraveled.
You can’t have a decent politics without a decent culture, and you can’t have culture without cult.
Lasch put his finger on much of what ails American democracy, but we need something more.
We should remember that the elites Lasch so despised remain Americans at heart.
Lasch did not think that 21st century populism could resemble the new right or populist movements of the past.