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Rosenblatt, "The Lost History of Liberalism"

Here is what looks like a rich and very useful intellectual history of liberalism that disagrees with, or at least greatly qualifies, certain contemporary views about the nature of the dominant political philosophy of the last 500 years. 307 more words

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"Dignity in the Legal and Political Philosophy of Ronald Dworkin" (Khurshid et al., eds.)

“Dignity” has become an increasingly important legal value in recent decades. It has taken up a central position in the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence of substantive due process, where values including privacy and autonomy occupied the limelight in prior decades. 404 more words

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Reinert, "The Academy of Fisticuffs"

In this space last month, I wrote about a reference I had seen to an 18th Century Italian school called “The Academy of Fists” and suggested Marc might know what this was. 346 more words

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Stanley, "The Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism"

Global Evangelicalism did not begin after the Second World War. The First Great Awakening in colonial America was a transatlantic phenomenon–George Whitefield was English, after all–and people whom we would today call Evangelical missionaries worked diligently in Asia in the 19th century. 295 more words

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Abrams, "The Soul of the First Amendment"

If you want to know about the law of religious freedom in the United States today, you have to know about free-speech doctrine as well: Many religious-freedom cases, including  317 more words

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Perry, "Bible Culture and Authority in the Early United States"

For most of our history, America has been a Biblical nation. I don’t mean that statement to be polemical. It’s simply a fact that, for hundreds of years, Americans had a deep familiarity with the Christian Bible and would routinely and unselfconsciously refer to it in their communal life, including their political life. 358 more words

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"The Dangerous God" (Erdozain, ed.)

Lately, religious freedom has become a matter of intense debate in the United States. The easy assumption that has existed throughout most of American history, that religion is a good thing that benefits society as a whole, is no longer so widely accepted. 374 more words

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