Chronicles Magazine Cultural Revolutions

Missed Manners and Creeping Laws

All societies regulate personal behavior: That is part of what makes them societies, instead of mere aggregations of isolated individuals. Societies differ enormously, though, in just how they perform this regulation, how much they rely on law...

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    Nation-Building

    Bosnia is the United Nations' first major experiment in nation-building, and the experiences of this multiethnic/multicultural state provide discouraging evidence that the "international community" is no more virtuous or high-minded than the old...

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    At a Crossroads

    The Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church (LCMS) is at a crossroads, and not for the reasons most might think. Conservatives and liberals within the 2.6-million-member synod have bickered and postured over their presidential election, held during...

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