THR Web Features   /   February 26, 2014

A Peek at the Spring Issue

Brianne Alcala

Our spring 2014 issue rolling off the presses.

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.




A new section devoted to tight commentary on timely issues.

Against Mastery

by Wilfred M. McClay

Lyndon Johnson's War

by Jay Tolson

The Press in the Digital Age

by Joseph E. Davis


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

Generation Europe

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