James Davison Hunter is the founder and executive director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture and LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture, and Social Theory at the University of Virginia. He is also the publisher of The Hedgehog Review. His many books include Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality (with Paul Nedelisky), Culture Wars: The Struggle to Define America and The Death of Character: Moral Education without Good or Evil.
Quantification is more than merely a means of communication and persuasion in a fragmented culture.
The question now is whether contemporary American democracy can even be fixed.