In this post, I want to briefly state what I take to be the most defensible libertarian approach to religious contributions to public life. I’ve been writing on why libertarians have had so little to say on the matter, and I think it is largely due to libertarian hostility to democracy, since religion and politics […]
Jacob Levy’s Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom is, to understate matters considerably, an impressive achievement and a now-essential resource. It is comprehensive and clear, insightful and illuminating. I am honored and delighted to participate in this Symposium.
I am neither a political theorist nor an intellectual historian; I am an academic constitutional lawyer. As […]
Donald Trump has recently said, in a variety of forums and using a a variety of verbal saltados, that people who believe in Allah, the Muslim version of God, should not be allowed to enter the U.S. He has apparently slathered onto this steaming dish the claim that even American citizens who travel abroad […]
Philosopher Robert Talisse just interviewed me for New Books in Philosophy about my new book, Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation. You can listen or download the audio file here or download the podcast in iTunes through New Books in Philosophy. It was a great discussion and we were fortunate to […]
Many of us are quite interested in marital policy for gays and lesbians, so I thought you might find it interesting to look at some short philosopher responses on the matter. You can find a number of thoughtful comments at the Daily Nous, a popular philosophy blog, here.
Here’s my (non-representative) remark:
The United […]
A number of my atheist friends have celebrated the new Pew surveys (purportedly) indicating the collapse Christianity in America. That’s not what the polls say. For instance, evangelical Christians, the Christians my atheist friends most mistrust and dislike, are doing fine:
While it should be noted that evangelicals’ share of the overall U.S. […]