EU: Closing the Community Deficit

December 01, 2008

The main challenge currently facing the EU is a community deficit: the low valuation the majority of its citizens accord the evolving collectivity. The EU is challenged by the mismatch between its increasing supranational decision-making and the strong loyalties of its citizens to their respective nations states.

The Communitarian Constitution by Beau Breslin

November 01, 2008

“The Communitarian Constitution by Beau Breslin,” Perspectives on Political Science 37, No. 1 (Winter 2008), pp. 60-61.

Unfortunately, the failed policies with which The Case for Democracy is associated will likely lead many to avoid this rich, interesting, and well-developed work.

A National Security Strategy for the Next Administration

October 14, 2008

A July 2008 report laying out a "Framework for a 21st Century National Security Strategy," composed by a group of highly regarded foreign policy mavens, lifts the dialogue about post-Bush foreign p

A Global, Community Building Language?

August 01, 2008

Although long championed, a global language has not come to fruition despite considerable efforts. Many fear that such a language would undermine the particularistic, identity-constituting primary languages of local and national communities.

Weniger ist mehr

July 28, 2008

Weil die Sicherheit des Westens auch am Hindukusch verteidigt wird, fehlt es gerade in Deutschland nicht an Appellen, Afghanistan mit nock mehr Geld wirtschaftlich und sozial auf die Beine zu helfe

Lost in too many translations

July 17, 2008

The European Council should revisit its call for schools to teach "at least two foreign languages from a very early age." 

Meeste moslims behoren tot gematigden

June 28, 2008

Het conflict bij het Turkse constitutionele hof gaat over het verbod op de Partij voor gerechtigheid en ontwikkeling (AKP). Tot de leden van de partij behoren de president, de premier, alle kabinetsleden en 341 parlementsleden

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Una lingua globale che genera un senso di comunità

May 14, 2008

I vantaggi di una lingua globale sono stati riconosciuti nel corso di differenti epoche. 

Moral Dimensions of Educational Decisions

May 01, 2008

There is a widely held notion that public schools should not teach values. 

For the good of all its people, Israel must pursue diversity

April 30, 2008

To ask ‘Should Israel be a Jewish State?’ is like asking if the Pope must be a Catholic.

Religion and Social Order

April 01, 2008

What do Russia, China, Afghanistan, and Iraq have in common?

America and the Limits of the Politics of Selfishness

April 01, 2008

“America and the Limits of the Politics of Selfishness,” Political Science Quarterly 123, No. 1 (Spring 2008), pp. 169-170.
Sidney Waldman, a professor of political science at Haberford College, holds that the poor state of equality of opportunity (particularly as indicated by a public education system that to a large extent continues to neglect those worst off), and the reckless foreign policy that has undermined America's global standing command a reexamination of American democracy.

Will the Right Islam Stand Up?

March 01, 2008

“Will the Right Islam Stand Up?” Sociological Forum (Vol. 23, Issue 1, Mar 2008) pp 174-182.

Denial of Virtue

February 01, 2008

When Thomas Hobbes was asked why he contributed to a beggar, and was this not due to Christ’s commandment, he responded that he did so “with the sole intent of relieving his own misery at the sight

Succes in Irak gaat niet zonder Teheran

September 10, 2007

Te oordelen naar het debat over wat er nu moet gebeuren in Irak, zou je zeggen dat Irak een eiland was. Moeten de Amerikaanse troepen nú vertrekken of later?