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I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University and recently published Must Politics Be War?

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Are Liberal Regimes as Coercive as Integralist Regimes?

Are Liberal Regimes as Coercive as Integralist Regimes?

A week or so ago, Dave Atenasio published a nice reply to my post arguing that integralist regimes will have a hard time generating requisite levels of stability without lots of coercion. The piece is well-done, so check it out, but I’d like to jump right to the heart of the matter. I concede freely

Are Some People Angry and Bitter by Nature?
Are Some People Angry and Bitter by Nature?

One thing I’ve learned in observing failed attempts at reconciliation is that some people just don’t want to be reconciled with others. They would rather remain angry with them, or worse, to be bitter and contemptuous towards them. I find it easy to be angry and bitter with others; and I experience contempt regularly. But

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Is Integralism Unreasonable? Yes. Should Integralists Care? Well …
Is Integralism Unreasonable? Yes. Should Integralists Care? Well …

Micah Schwartzman and Jocelyn Wilson’s recent article on the unreasonableness of integralism led to much integralist criticism on Twitter, and even criticism from non-integralist Catholic conservatives. It’s important to recognize that Schwartzman and Wilson expressly state that they’re not trying to engage integralists on their own terms, but to use integralism as the paradigmatic case

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My Review of Bob Talisse’s Overdoing Democracy
My Review of Bob Talisse’s Overdoing Democracy

I recently reviewed Bob Talisse’s important new book,¬†Overdoing Democracy, in an online journal,¬†Erraticus, which is open access. Do take a look. The book is good, and it is both inexpensive and well-written. So if you’re interested in the subject, I recommend the book strongly. Bob’s basic thesis is that American democracy is hurt by the

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