The Global Importance of Illiberal Moderates

November 03, 2006

In contrast to the claim that the most significant fault line in contemporary global affairs is between the civilisation of the West and all others, this essay argues that the schism between those who advance their values through violence and those who rely on persuasion, both of which are present in all civilisations, is the greatest source of conflict in the post-Cold-War era.

Sovereignty as Responsibility

November 01, 2006

The 1990s saw numerous humanitarian crises around the world. The international community intervened in some of these, such as Kosovo, but did not in others, Rwanda being the prominent example.

Good Grief

October 07, 2006

Soon after my wife died - her car slid off an icy road in 1985 - a school physchologist warned me that my children and I were not mourning in the right way. 

Self-Evident Truth (Beyond Relativism)

August 15, 2006

Making light of relativism, of the old-fashioned personal variety, or of the "postmodern" cultural, politically correct one, is like shooting fish in a barrel. it has been done often and well, but the barrel is still full, at least in part because no other, more compelling, content has been provided.

Don't 'Brown' the Hispanics

August 01, 2006

Consider the following headline: "Reading score of blacks and Hispanics improve: Scores of whites show little change." 

A Neo-Communitarian Approach to International Relations

July 01, 2006

New communitarianism is important even to those who care little about academic disputes.

Values and the Future of American Politics

July 01, 2006

“Values and the Future of American Politics,” Contemporary Sociology 35, No. 4 (July 2006): pp.337-340.
If the American public swinging back and forth between liberal and conservative-or are liberal eras short episodes in a conservative society?

A Communitarian Approach: A Viewpoint on the Study of the Legal, Ethical and Policy Considerations Raised by DNA Tests and Databases

June 16, 2006

This article seeks to outline a viewpoint on the study of the legal, ethical and policy considerations raised by DNA tests and databases (from here on, DNA usages). It does not delve into the specifics involved. It outlines a way of thinking that has proven productive elsewhere and seems promising in dealing with DNA usages in the United States, but little more. Given that this essay is about a communitarian approach that draws on specific communitarian values, I turn next to briefly present the approach here followed.

Droits et devoirs de l'immigre

June 14, 2006

Pour penser l'immigration sous un angle nouveau, il faut admettre qu'aucun individun'a le "drout" d'aller vivre dans le pays d'un autre, pas plus qu'on n'a le drout de s'installer dans la maison d'

Swiat po Bushu

June 14, 2006

Kandydaci w wyborach prezydenchkich 2008 rodi pracuja juz w terenie, a jednoczesnie zaczela sir debata o tym, jaki kierunek powinna obrac amerykanska polityka zagraniczna po Bushu.

The Rights and Responsibilities of Immigrants

June 01, 2006

The starting point for a new way of thinking about immigrations is the recognition that no one has a right to be in another person's country any more than one has a right to move into their home. 

Recept voor geslaagde immigratie

May 20, 2006

Op de achtergron van het debat rondom Kirsi Ali speelt een algemene discussie over de rechten en pilchten van immigranten.

Communitarianism-The Cambridge Dictionary of Socioloy

May 15, 2006

“Communitarianism.” The Cambridge Dictionary of Socioloy. ed. Bryan S. Turner (Cambridge University Press 2006) pp. 81-83.

Ewig lockt die Mitte-Gastkommentar

May 11, 2006

Man fragt mich oft in letzter Zeit: "Was ist aus der kommunitaristichken Idee gewordern?" Sie hat gewonnen, dann ist sie allmahlich verchwunden, aber sie wir wiederkommen.

Time to make a deal with Iran

May 03, 2006

Iran has had its say over the past few months, defiantly pronouncing to the rest of the world what it will or won't do regarding its nuclear program.