“The time is coming fast when the whole world will gather here.” Sathya Sai Baba
Thinking more deeply about how we can inhabit the public sphere with others.
How America has long viewed China exerts no small influence on which path Washington will follow in its material and cultural relations with the People’s Republic.
An Modern Language Association (MLA) study calling for curricular reform that addresses the need for increased language instruction and incorporates cultural and historical reflection.
The role of frank speech in democratic culture is something worth considering, especially in light of the renewed ferment over political correctness.
American politics thrives on exploiting confusion about real and perceived interests, whether those interests are tied to region or class, or both.
We have harbored an ideology expressive of all-inclusiveness—one referred to with deceptive informality as the “American way of life.”
The image moved me: Robert E. Lee, that icon of the Confederacy, whose likeness in bronze once towered several stories over New Orleans, was, after 132 years, gone, relegated (for now) to municipal storage.
What emerges in the essays in this issue is actually not one secularism, but rather a range of secularisms—French, American, Indian, and others— that can be compared, evaluated, and improved upon.
While structures of power may change quickly, the building of a new social order is a longer and more precarious process.
How the American Dream—hope in the future—competes in these times with a pervasive pessimism.
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