Our spring issue is at the presses, due to arrive in mailboxes and bookstores in early March.
The focus this time around is Europe, and specifically how the European Union is addressing the challenges of identity, social cohesion, and political order in an increasingly global world. In his essay, for example, political theorist Philippe Bénéton questions whether a highly procedural arrangement, a kind of politics without real politics, can bring about a more perfect union binding the many constituent European nation-states.
“An agreement on the rules of the game does not suffice to make a strong society,” Bénéton writes. “Who would risk his life to defend procedures, either those of the political regime or those of the market? And can this agreement itself be solid if the members of the society have nothing in common?”
Here's a preview of the table of contents for the curious. Look for select essays to appear in full on The Hedgehog Review website on Monday, March 3.
SPRING 2014TABLE OF CONTENTS
NOTES AND COMMENTS
A new section devoted to tight commentary on timely issues.
by Wilfred M. McClay
Lyndon Johnson's War
by Jay Tolson
The Press in the Digital Age
by Joseph E. Davis
EUROPE: THE WAY AHEAD
Our spring theme
Europe and the New Democracy
by Philippe Bénéton
The European Experiment
by Zygmunt Bauman
The Strange but Necessary Suppression of Europe`s Christian Roots
by Christian Joppke
Ethnopolitics and the European Project
by Montserrat Guibernau
by Petra Huyst
Europe's Elusive Identity
by Marcello Verga
Grappling with Evil in Our Time
by Paul Hollander
The Struggle for Hearts and Minds: America’s Culture War and the Decline of US Public Diplomacy
by Martha Bayles
In Me We Trust: Public Health, Personalized Medicine, and the Common Good
by Donna Dickenson
Lila Abu-Lughod’s Do Muslim Women Need Saving?
Reviewed by Jeffrey Guhin
Thomas Pfaus’s Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge
Reviewed by Steven Knepper
Jeremy Adelman’s Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman
Reviewed by Amitai Etzioni
Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky ‘s How Much is Enough? The Love of Money, and the Case for the Good Life
Reviewed by Eric Schliesser
A new section examining the meaning of a culturally significant word, phrase, image, or artifact.
Reinvent, Reinventing, Reinvention
by John P. Hewitt