Norman Birnbaum is professor emeritus at the Georgetown University Law Center. He was on the founding editorial board of New Left Review and is a member of the editorial board of The Nation. His most recent book is After Progress: American Social Reform and European Socialism in the Twentieth Century (Oxford).
The bishops want to put a stop to the nuns’ focus on social justice. Thanks to their second-class status within the church, the nuns have little recourse.
Joachim Gauck could offer too striking a contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own devotion to a politics of small compromises.
Christopher was moved, in his choice of objects of animosity, by an unstable mixture of calculation and conviction.
German Novelist Christa Wolf dies on December 1, 2011 at 82.
Christopher Lasch and his quest for the moral resources of the next New Deal.
Amid economic stagnation, polls show increasing skepticism about the competence of German elites. Can a resurgent Green Party bring political renewal?
State Department cables have exposed the secret collusion of German politicians with the United States. But our media have missed the really big story: the striking rise in popularity of the Green party and continued support for the welfare state.
Gen. David Petraeus pays a visit to Georgetown, where he takes questions but doesn't always answer them.
Senator Kennedy was recognized worldwide as a leader of the American left. What is less recognized is his connection to a social justice-oriented Catholic faith.
Whoever now governs the country (a point on which there was no agreement) is likely to remain resolutely indifferent to the message of Left Forum 2009.