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Democracy and the Limits of Secularity

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 3:33pm 0 Comments

Democracy and the Limits of Secularity


     Is secularity a necessary condition of democracy? This question prompts much disagreement. While adherents of the liberal tradition typically maintain that secularity is necessary, a new wave of contemporary thinkers, having observed the spread of democracy throughout the non-“West,” conclude that secularity may not, after all, be so crucial. But what do we mean when we say “secular society”?…


Book Review: Martha Nussbaum, Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 12:09am 0 Comments

Book Review

Martha Nussbaum, Frontiers of Justice: Disability, Nationality, Species Membership


What happens when expanding moral frontiers become inhospitable to old theories? Either we replace the old theories with new ones or, if possible, we make repairs. In Frontiers of Justice, Martha Nussbaum sets out to see what can be salvaged of traditional social contract theories of justice in light of three new problem areas: disability, global justice,…


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The killing of George Floyd is another tragic moment in the long and painful history of racism in America. We feel the anger that arises from this assault on human decency. We hear the cries for action. The Council stands in solidarity with the millions of citizens who are raising their voices demanding change. Carnegie Council's motto is Ethics matter. We believe Black Lives Matter.

Vox Populi: What Americans Think About Foreign Policy, with Dina Smeltz & Mark Hannah

What do Americans think about the role the United States should be playing in the world? How do they conceive of the different trade-offs between domestic and international affairs, among competing options and sets of interests and values? The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Dina Smeltz and Eurasia Group Foundation's Mark Hannah share the results of surveys from their organizations in this conversation with Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev.

China's Changing Role in the Pandemic-Driven World, with Amitai Etzioni & Nikolas Gvosdev

How has the pandemic changed U.S-China relations? How has it altered China's relationship with other nations and its geopolitical positioning? George Washington University's Amitai Etzioni and Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discuss these questions and more as they break down "great power competition" in the era of COVID-19.





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