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Yes, But . . ., Steven Alan Samson Dec 2008

Yes, But . . ., Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Leftism is first and foremost a religion of revolution. It is the conscious and deliberate transvaluation—with malice aforethought—of western Christendom, its symbols, and its foundational truths. In Manichean fashion, it exalts the humble and abases the proud on its own terms and own authority. After all, “turnabout is fair play.” It is the old leveling spirit seeking to bring down all high things, even on a cosmic scale. Rejecting the transcendental perspective of Christianity, Leftism substitutes another gospel: a version of the story told by goats.


Liberalism And Foreign Policy, Steven Alan Samson Nov 2008

Liberalism And Foreign Policy, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Although Tocqueville, Lieber, and Bagehot all espoused the principles of limited government, each spun his liberalism from independent elements and none could be described as a democrat. Tocqueville’s critique of individualism sprang from his republican concern for civic virtue. Lieber’s organic view of the state reconciled his intense nationalism with a commitment to free trade, civil liberty, and self-government. Bagehot’s support for a politics of rational discussion was anchored in “an abiding skepticism that a mass electorate was capable of such discussion.”


The Character Of Inflation, Steven Alan Samson Nov 2008

The Character Of Inflation, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

God sets the standard of justice and righteousness by which individuals and nations alike are measured. Justice and injustice are manifested, first, governmentally in the character of individuals and nations, then economically in the character of exchange.


Christianity In Nineteenth Century American Law, Steven Alan Samson Nov 2008

Christianity In Nineteenth Century American Law, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

The religious underpinnings of American political and legal institutions have been duly noted by legal scholars, historians, judges, politicians, and clergymen alike. Church polities provided models not only for colonial civil governments but also for the present constitutional system.


Paul Valéry: The Politics Of Method, Steven Alan Samson Nov 2008

Paul Valéry: The Politics Of Method, Steven Alan Samson

Steven Alan Samson

Method demands definition for the sake of economy or efficiency. The intellect abhors a vacuum, so myth fills the void; the mind creates what it needs. Politics is one such affair of emotions and dreams, of psychic states that dwell in the twilight between “the clarity of life and the simplicity of death.” Method, which is born of insecurity, expresses an understandable aspiration to orderly simplicity. But life resists simplification; it preserves its integrity. If method is primarily an affair of the intellect, organization certainly is not. It belongs to life, not to abstraction. Its patterns may seem simple on ...


The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson Jan 2008

The Christian At War, Marc A. Clauson

Marc A. Clauson, J.D., Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


The Unitary Executive And Presidential Signing Statements, Cheryl Truesdell, Becky Byrum Dec 2007

The Unitary Executive And Presidential Signing Statements, Cheryl Truesdell, Becky Byrum

Cheryl B. Truesdell

No abstract provided.


Dissolving The Diaspora: Dialogical Practice In The Development Of Deep Multiculturalism, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking Dec 2007

Dissolving The Diaspora: Dialogical Practice In The Development Of Deep Multiculturalism, Paul W. Nesbitt-Larking

Paul W Nesbitt-Larking

This article is an exposition of deep or critical multiculturalism that is grounded in a mutually respectful dialogue. Such multiculturalism names historical oppressions, recognizes the structural causes of injustice and inequality, and is profoundly open to cultural critique, challenge and change. In order to promote such a multicultural practice, the article makes the case for a dialogical politics of deep and mutual respect in which ethno‐religious sensibilities are validated and welcomed in their rich diversity. In doing so, the article draws upon the authorʼs empirical research on the Muslim minority in contemporary Canada.


An Informed Citizenry In The Present And The Future: Permanent Public Access To Government Information For Indiana Citizens, Cheryl B. Truesdell, Kirstin Leonard Dec 2007

An Informed Citizenry In The Present And The Future: Permanent Public Access To Government Information For Indiana Citizens, Cheryl B. Truesdell, Kirstin Leonard

Cheryl B. Truesdell

No abstract provided.


In The Form Of A Longhouse: Haudenosaunee Political Philosophy And Social Contract Theory, Sam Grey Dec 2007

In The Form Of A Longhouse: Haudenosaunee Political Philosophy And Social Contract Theory, Sam Grey

Sam Grey

This essay presents the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (sometimes referred to as the Iroquois League or Five Nations) as part of an alternative social contract theory, contrasting the social and political institutions and norms of the Five Nations with those proposed by Enlightenment-era philosophers. Although the oral history of the Haudenosaunee describes a Hobbesian ‘state of nature’ prior to the founding of the Confederacy, the Five Nations entered into, and constantly renewed, a substantially different ‘social contract’ than that theorized by Hobbes, Rousseau, or Locke. Because these differences reveal a unique understanding of human nature and potential, undergirded by distinctly Haudenosaunee political ...


In Harm's Way: Justification, Excuse, And Civilian Safety In Just War Theory, Sam Grey Dec 2007

In Harm's Way: Justification, Excuse, And Civilian Safety In Just War Theory, Sam Grey

Sam Grey

Just War Theory asserts that armed conflict can be fought in a way that safeguards moral and legal norms while responding to pragmatic/military imperatives. One of the ways in which it seeks to safeguard justice is through specific provisions for the immunity of, and due care for, the vulnerable and innocent. Unfortunately, two doctrines within Just War Theory – the Doctrine of Double Effect and the Doctrine of Supreme Emergency – suspend or vacate these provisions. The net effect is to render justifications inaccessible, leaving only excuses, the use of which establishes that no one is truly accountable, no meaningful guidance ...


Ngos In China: Issues Of Good Governance And Accountability, Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Yj Hsu Dec 2007

Ngos In China: Issues Of Good Governance And Accountability, Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Yj Hsu

Reza Hasmath

Drawing on interviews conducted among leading local and international NGOs operating in China, this article examines how NGOs understand and implement good governance and accountability principles and practices. It also examines how Chinese constituents and the general public perceive local and international NGOs. The discussion provides a basis on which to assess ways of improving governance and accountability practices for NGOs operating in China.


对中国公民社会组织良好治理的研, Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Yj Hsu Dec 2007

对中国公民社会组织良好治理的研, Reza Hasmath, Jennifer Yj Hsu

Reza Hasmath

本文研究中国公民社会组织(CSOs)在良好治理方面的作为,比 如在诚信和透明方面的表现。通过对主要的国际及国内公民社会组织的访问,本文将关注中国的公民社会组织是如何理解和实施良好的治理的.此外,本文还将关注中国的乡官人群和公众是如何看待在中国工作的国际和国内公民社会组织.最后,将通过以上方面的研究为中国公民社会组织在未来实现良好治理提出建议.