America 2.0, Part 8

[For readers who missed part 1 of this series of posts, I am summarizing a fictional novel written almost forty years ago.]

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America 2.0, Part 7

[For readers who missed part 1 of this series of posts, I am summarizing a fictional novel written almost forty years ago.]

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America 2.0, Part 6

[For readers who missed part 1 of this series of posts, I am summarizing a fictional novel written almost forty years ago.]

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America 2.0, Part 5

[For readers who missed part 1 of this series of posts, I am summarizing a fictional novel written almost forty years ago.]

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America 2.0, Part 4

[For readers who missed part 1 of this series of posts, I am summarizing a fictional novel written almost forty years ago.]

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America 2.0, Part 3

[For readers who missed part 1 of this series of posts, I am summarizing a fictional novel written almost forty years ago.]

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America 2.0, Part 2

When we left George and Jenny Leader’s soiree last week, the thirteen people at the dinner table were locked in intense discussions about what sort of government could have elected (that is, reelected) Lyndon Johnson, allowing him to escalate a wildly unpopular and increasingly deadly war.

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America 2.0

When I was serving in the US Army in the early 1970s I spent a lot of time patrolling in my Military Police Jeep and boring myself silly. Being a cop is a bit like being an airline pilot: hours of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror.

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Has Liberal Democracy Passed Its Expiration Date? (Part 7)

Last week we considered the possibility that, precisely to the extent that human equality is the most important issue facing the world, to that extent liberal democracy can claim little legitimacy.

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Has Liberal Democracy Passed Its Expiration Date? (Part 6)

John Rawls, the most important political philosopher of the twentieth century, was born into a prosperous middle class family in Baltimore in 1921. He attended a private school in Connecticut and went on to Princeton.

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