Political Theory

Liberty and the Present Discontents: The Social Question and Divided Societies


Conferees examined the question of what divides societies today—class, economics, ideology, or cultural and intellectual differences—using five articles offering different views on this issue.


Conference Readings

Caldwell, Christopher. “Sanctimony Cities.” Claremont Review of Books XVII, no. 1 (Winter 2016/17): 25-29.

Eberstadt, Nicholas N. “Our Miserable 21st Century.” Commentary (March 2017): 1-3.

Huntington, Samuel P. “The Clash of Civilizations?” Foreign Affairs 72, no. 3 (Summer 1993): 22-49.

Judt, Tony. “The Social Question Redivivus.” Foreign Affairs 76, no. 5 (September/October 1997): 95-117.

Kurth, James. “The Real Clash.” National Interest 37 (Fall 1994): 3-15.