A Political Theory Review interview with Terry Pinkard, University Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, about his recent book, Does History Make Sense?: Hegel on the Historical Shapes of Justice (Harvard University Press, 2017). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
Archives for December 2017
Gerrymandering is as old as the republic itself. The siren call of court intervention is attractive but will eventually make the court just another political actor. A better solution to gerrymandering is smaller legislatures. Sometime this year the United States Supreme Court will rule on the gerrymandering case Gill vs. Whitford. Wisconsin Democrats are suing […]
Arguing that the political theorist Danielle Allen and the rock musician Bruce Springsteen offer similar analyses of the causes of, and solutions to, America’s racial divide, this article employs Springsteen’s music and his efforts to model his relationship with Clarence Clemons as an example for the broader American polity to consider the plausibility of Allen’s […]
The case is hard for those challenging intellectual property. There is no coherent basis for a right to enjoy the creations of others without the compensation of or consent of their creator. “Just as sex is a God-given instinct for the prolongation of the human race, so the desire for property as a prolongation of […]
Due in part to the influence of Michael McConnell, free exercise exemptionism is generally thought to be compatible with, if not dictated by, the founders’ church-state political philosophy. This article rejects that position, arguing instead that America’s constitutional tradition offers two distinct conceptions of religious liberty: the founders’ natural rights free exercise and modern moral […]