Walzer's Paradox

From the August/September 2015 Print Edition

The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions by michael walzer yale, 192 pages, $26 Michael Walzer’s name is associated with the summons to undertake social criticism that is engaged: that is, rooted in actual circumstances; cognizant of real people’s wants, . . . . Continue Reading »

Illiberal Liberalism

From the April 2007 Print Edition

Is Democracy Possible Here? Principles for a New Political Debate by Ronald Dworkin Princeton University Press, 192 pages, $19.95 In November 1996, First Things ran a symposium called “The End of Democracy?” asking at what point, if left unchecked, would the judicial usurpation of . . . . Continue Reading »