In The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? Michael Sandel eloquently argues a sobering idea: America can pursue meritocracy or the common good, but not both.
James DiddamsJuly 23, 2021
An outright transatlantic breakup isn’t imminent today, but some European countries may eventually try to balance the US and China geopolitically.
Mark MeltonJanuary 23, 2020
As the new year commences, there are several developments taking place in Latin America and the Caribbean that will likely make international headlines in 2020. In this commentary, we will briefly discuss some issues to keep in mind.
W. Alejandro SanchezJanuary 15, 2020
If Boris Johnson responds successfully not only to English populism and Brexit but also Scottish nationalism, he would arguably become one of the great prime ministers of British history. Is he the right figure for the task?
Mark MeltonDecember 23, 2019
The British general election on Thursday, December 12 was a triumph for Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party. Yet the election leaves in its wake troubling questions about the cohesion of Britain today.
Terry TastardDecember 16, 2019
In The Political Theology of European Integration, Mark Royce corrects the political science discourse by explaining how political theology can affect international relations.
Mark MeltonDecember 11, 2019
Divergent conceptions of religion, nationalism, and the role of the state leave Europe divided in ways it has not been since the end of the Cold War.
Peter RoughApril 11, 2019
The Brexit process has sown a double distrust. Politicians doubt the wisdom of the electorate, and many of the voters doubt the goodwill of their leaders. It bodes ill for the future, especially at a time when populist parties are in the ascendancy across Europe.
Terry TastardMarch 19, 2019
True patriotism is not about establishing the external borders of your love so much as the ordering of it. For the Christian, who has access to an unending source of love in God, no one ought to be excluded from this love—neither your neighbor, nor fellow countrymen, nor other peoples around the globe.
Matthew AllenFebruary 12, 2019