Nice People and the Rest of Us

Nuechterlein, James
December 1997
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1997, Issue 78, p8
Focuses on the political implications of the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe between 1989 and 1991. Concern expressed by Michael Walzer of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, on the decline in ideological clarity in the U.S. political system; Information on Walzer's definition of the distinguishing characteristics of political left and right; Need for considering the effects of social welfare policies on its beneficiaries and on the common good.


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