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The John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy

Jean Bethke Elshtain

Curriculum Vitae

The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics,
The University of Chicago

Home Address

4010 Wallace Lane, Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: (615) 383-5491
Fax: (615) 383-3130

University of Chicago Office

233 Swift Hall, The Divinity School 1025 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 702-7252
Fax: (773) 702-6048

Chicago apartment

5020 Lake Shore Drive, 2317N
Chicago, IL 60615
Home Phone: (773) 643-5146

Academic Record

Ph.D. 1973 --- Brandeis University, Politics
Dissertation:Women and Politics: A Theoretical Analysis
Dissertation Director: George Armstrong Kelly

M.A. 1964-1965 --- University of Colorado, History
M.A. 1963-1964 --- University of Wisconsin, History

A.B. 1963 --- Colorado State University, History (summa cum laude)

Professional Experience

Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, The University of Chicago, 1995-

Visiting Professor of Government, Harvard University, Spring, 1994.

Centennial Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University, 1988-1994,
Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University, 1989-1994.
Director, Center for Social and Political Thought, Vanderbilt University, 1991-1994

Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1982-1987
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1976-1982
Instructor, University of Massachusetts, Boston 1973-1976

Lecturer, University College, Northeastern University, 1972-1973
Instructor, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Spring 1972

Instructor, Colorado State University, 1965-1966

Visiting Professor, Yale University, Spring 1983

Visiting Professor, Oberlin College, November 1981

Visiting Associate Professor,Yale University, Spring 1980

Visiting Associate Professor, Smith College, Spring 1979

Teaching and Research Areas

Social and political theory and ethics, including the history of political thought, contemporary political and social theory, moral philosophy, and women's studies.



(1). Public Man, Private Woman: Women in Social and Political Thought. (Princeton University Press, 1981; in England by Martin Robertson, Oxford, 1982).
[Selected by Choice as one of the top academic books of 1981-1982.]
Second edition, 1992, with new epilogue.

(2). editor. The Family In Political Thought., (University of Massachusetts Press, 1982).
[The volume consists of essays on the family in political thought, past and present. I contributed a preface, a substantive introductory essay, and two of the essays in the text.]

(3). Meditations on Modern Political Thought: Masculine/Feminine Themes Luther to Arendt. (Praeger, 1986). Reissued by Penn State Press, 1992.

(4). Women and War. (New York: Basic Books, 1987; in England by Harvester Book). Italian translation by I Mulino, Bologna, 1991. Japanese translation, 1994, by Hosei University Press. New paperback edition, University of Chicago Press, 1995. (5). co-edited with Sheila Tobias. Women, Militarism and War., (Rowman and Allanheld, 1990).

(6). co-edited with David Blankenhorn and Steven Bayme. Rebuilding the Nest: A New Commitment to the American Family. (Milwaukee: Family Service Publications, 1990). A 264-page book exploring families from multiple perspectives.

(7). Power Trips and Other Journeys. Essays in Feminism as Civic Discourse. (University of Wisconsin Press, 1990).

((8). editor. Just War Theory. (Basil Blackwell, 1991).

(9). But Was It Just? Reflections on the Morality of the Gulf War. co-authored with Walzer, George Weigel, Sari Nusseibeh, and Stanley Hauerwas, (New York: Doubleday, 1992)

(10). Democracy on Trial. The 1993 Massey Lectures for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Published in Canada by Stoddart, 1993; in the United States by Basic Books, 1995.
[Named a New York Times "notable book" for 1995.]
Translated into Japanese, 1998, Iwanami Shoten Publishers.

(11). co-edited with J. Timothy Cloyd. Politics and the Human Body. (Vanderbilt University Press, 1995).

(12). Augustine and the Limits of Politics. (Notre Dame University Press, 1996). Named one of the top five religion books of 1996 by The Christian Century. (13). co-edited with David Popenoe and David Blankenhorn. Promises to keep. Decline and Renewal of Marriage in America. (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996). 14). Real Politics. Political Theory and Everyday Life. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997).

(15). New Wine in Old Bottles: International Politics and Ethical Discourse. The 1996 Hesburgh Lectures (University of Notre Dame Press, 1998)

Works in Progress

(16). Jane Addams and America. (to be published by Addison-Wesley)

(17). The King is Dead: Sovereignty at Century's End. (to be published by Basic Books)

Articles in Professional Journals, Chapters in Books

(1). "Moral Woman/Immoral Man: The Public/Private Split and its Political Ramifications," in Politics and Society, 4 (1974), 453-473. Revised version appears in J. B. Elshtain, ed., The Family in Political Thought, (1982), 51-65.

(2). "The Feminist Movement and the Question of Equality," in Polity, VII (Summer, 1975), 452-477.

(3). "'Thank Heaven for Little Girls': The Dialectics of Development," in Politics, X (November, 1976), 139-148. Revised version appears in J. B. Elshtain, ed., The Family in Political Thought, (1982), 288-302.

(4). "The Social Relations of the Classroom: A Political and Moral Perspective," in Telos 27 (Spring, 1976), 97-110. Revised version appears in T. Norton and B. Ollman, eds., Studies in Socialist Pedagogy (Monthly Review Press, 1978), 291-313. A new version, "The Therapeutic Classroom," in Barbara Ann Scott, ed., The Liberal Arts in a Time of Crisis (Praeger, 1991), 47-55.

(5). "Against our Will to Power," review essay, in Telos 30 (Winter, 1977-1978), 237-242.

(6). "Liberal Heresies: Existentialism and Repressive Feminism," Chapter 3 of Liberalism and the Modern Polity, Michael J. Gargas McGrath, ed. (Marcel Dekker, 1978), 33-62.

(7). "Methodological Sophistication and Conceptual Confusion: A Critique of Mainstream Political Science on Women, Politics and Values," in The Prism of Sex: Toward an Equitable Pursuit of Knowledge, J. Sherman and E. Beck, eds. (University of Wisconsin Press, 1980), 229-252.

(8). "Doris Lessing: Language and Politics," in Salmagundi (No. 47-48, Winter-Spring, 1980), 95-114.

(9). "The Self: Reborn, Undone, Transformed," in Telos 44 (Summer, 1980), 101-111.

(10). "Against Androgyny," in Telos 47 (Spring, 1981), 5-22.

(11). "Kant, Politics, and Persons: The Implications of His Moral Philosophy," in Polity, XIV (Winter, 1981), 205-221.

(12). "A Feminist Agenda on Reproductive Technology," review essay, in Hastings Center Report, 12 (February, 1982), 40-43.

(13). "Feminist Discourse and its Discontents: Language, Meaning, and Power," in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 7 (Spring, 1982), 603-621. Reprinted in Feminist Theory: A Critique of Ideology, eds. Nannerl O. Keohane, Michelle Z. Rosaldo, and Barbara C. Gelpi (University of Chicago Press, 1982), 127-146.

(14). "Beautiful Souls and Just Warriors," in Women's Studies International Forum, 5 (No. 3/4, 1982), 341-348.

(15). "Homosexual Politics: The Paradox of Gay Liberation," in Salmagundi (No. 58-59, Fall 1982/Winter 1983), 252-280. Followed by "An Exchange: Gay Liberation and Social Feminism", Rosenfeld and Elshtain, in Salmagundi (Fall, 1983), 138-146.

(16). "Women as Mirror and Other: Toward a Theory of Women, War and Feminism," in Humanities in Society (Vol. 5, No. 1 and 2, Winter and Spring, 1982) 29-44.

(17). "Reflections on Academic Freedom, Equality, and Excellence," in Craig Kaplan and Ellen Schrecker, eds., Regulating the Intellectuals. Perspectives on Academic Freedom in the 1980s (New York: Praeger, 1984), 161-177.

(18). "Commentary on Human Nature and Politics," in Politics and the Life Sciences (Vol. 2, Nov. 2, Feb., 1984), 129-131.

(19). "The Vexation of Simone Weil," in Telos (Winter, 1983-1984, No. 58), 195-203

(20). "Toward a Reflective Feminist Theory," in Women and Politics (Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter, 1983), 7-26.

(21). "Reflections on Abortion, Values and the Family" and "Commentary to Chapter V," in Sidney and Daniel Callahan, eds., Abortion. Understanding Differences (New York: Plenum, 1984), 47-72 and 137-144 inclusive.

(22). "Symmetry and Soporifics: A Critique of (Some) Feminist Accounts of Gender Development," in Barry Richards, ed., Capitalism and Infancy. Essays on Psychoanalysis and Politics (London: FAB Publishers, 1984), 55-91. A somewhat different version appears under the title "Feminist Accounts of Gender Development: A Critique," in M. and L. Goodman, eds., Women in Asia and the Pacific: Toward an East-West Dialogue (University of Hawaii Press, 1985), 103-128.

(23). "Reflections on War and Political Discourse: Realism, Just Wars and Feminism in a Nuclear Age," in Political Theory (Vol. 13, No. 1, February, 1985), 39-57.

(24). "The Relationships between Political Language and Political Reality," in PS (Winter, 1985), Vol. XVIII, No. 1), 20-27.

(25). "Ordinary Scholarship," a review essay, in Yale Law Journal (Vol. 94, April, 1985, Issue 5), 1270-1285.

(26). "The Liberal Captivity of Feminism: A Critical Appraisal of (Some) Feminist Answers," in Philip Abbott and Michael B. Levy, The Liberal Future in America. Essays in Retrieval (Greenwood Press, 1985), 63-84.

(27). "Pornography, Freedom and Community," in Proceedings, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1984-85, 35-38.

(28). "Critical Reflections on Realism, Just War and Feminism in a Nuclear Age," in Avner Cohen and Steven Lee, ed., Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity: The Fundamental Questions (Rowman and Allanheld, 1986), 255-272. Reprinted in N.J. Renger and Mark Hoffman, eds., Beyond the Interparadigm Debate: Critical Theory and International Relations.

(29). Biographies of Carrie Chapman Catt and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, in Alden Whitman, ed., American Reformers (An H. H. Wilson Biographical Dictionary, 1985), 154-18; 752-756.

(30). "The New Feminist Scholarship," in Salmagundi (Spring-Summer, 1986, 3-26).

(31). "Eleanor Roosevelt as Activist and Thinker," in Halcyon: A Journal of the Humanities (1986, 93-114).

(32). "Luther, Sic et Non," in Theology Today (Vol. XLIII, No. 2, July,, 1986) 155-168. Published by Princeton Theological Seminary.

(33). "Presidential Voice," in Notebooks in Cultural Criticism (Duke University Press: Vol. 3; October, 1986) 248-265.

(34). "On Reading this Text" and "Afterwords," in Lynn Cofer, ed., Human Nature and Public Policy/; Scientific Views of Women, Children and Families (New York: Praeger, 1986) pp. vii-i, 317-331.

(35). "Citizenship and Armed Civic Virtue," in Soundings (Spring-Summer, 1986, Vol. CXIX, No. 1-2) 99-110.

(36). Entries on "Feminism" and "Animal Rights" in The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987) 151-153; 14-16.

(37). "On Patriotism," in Halcyon (1987, V. 9) 59-69.

(38). "Against Androgyny," in Anne Phillips, ed. Feminism and Equality (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987) 139-159. (Appeared originally in in Telos, 1984).

(39). "Feminist Political Rhetoric and Women's Studies," one chapter in Nelson, Megill, McCloskey, eds., The Rhetoric of the Human Sciences, (University of Wisconsin Press, 1987) pp. 319-340.

(40). "The Power and Powerlessness of Women," in Monique Leijenaar, et. al., eds., The Gender of Power, (Leiden: Vakgroep Vrouwenstudies FWS, 1988) pp. 78-98.

(41). "Our Town Reconsidered: Reflections on the Small Town in American Literature," in Yanarella and Siegelman, eds., Political Mythology and Popular Fiction, (New York: Greenwood Press, 1988) 115-136.

(42). "Reflections on Child Abuse," in L. Golubchuck and B. Persky, eds., Urban Social and Educational Issues, (New York: Avery Publishers, 1988) pp. 94-100.

(43). "On Victims and Blaming," in Salmagundi (Fall, 1988, No. 80) pp. 177-185.

(44). "The Family Crisis, the Family Wage and Feminism," (pp. 59-78) in Carlson, Vinovskis, Vedder, Elshtain, The Family Wage: Work, Gender, and Children in the Modern Polity (Rockford, Ill.: Family in America Research Series, 1988).

(45). "Citizenship and Armed Civic Virtue," in C. Reynolds and R. Norman, eds., Community in America. The Challenge of Habits of the Heart (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988), 47-56.

(46). "Cultural Conundrums and Gender: America's Present Past," in I. Angus and S. Jhally, Cultural Politics in Contemporary America (Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1988), 123-134.

(47). "Hermeneutics and Other Dilemmas," in Archiv Für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie. Contemporary Conceptions of Social Philosophy (Stuttgart: 1988, Franz Steiner Verlag), 26-29.

(48) . "A Return to Hull House: Reflections on Jane Addams," in Cross Currents, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 3, 257-267.

(49). "The Problem with Peace," in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Winter, 1988-89, Vol. 17, No. 3, 441-451.

(50). "Issues and Themes in the 1988 Campaign," in Michael Nelson, ed., The Elections of 1988 (Congressional Quarterly Press, 1989), 111-127.

(51). "Freud on War/Politics," in Der Derian and Shapiro, eds., International and Intertextual Relations (Lexington Books, 1989) 4-68.

(52). "The New Eugenics and Feminist Quandaries," in Lutheran Forum, Vol. 23, No. 4, 20-30. Reprinted in Guaranteeing the Good Life: Medicine and the Return of Eugenics (Eerdman's, Grand Rapids, 1990) 68-88..

(53). "Arendt's French Revolution," in Salmagundi, No. 84, Fall, 1989, pp. 203-213.

(54). "Nuclear Discourse and its Discontents," in Vietnam Generation, Summer/Fall, Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4, pp. 261-274.

(55). "The Family, Democratic Politics and the Question of Authority," in G. Scarre, ed., Children, Parents and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 55-71. Reprinted in In All Things, Richard Daly, S.J., ed. (Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1990), 21-41.

(56). "Antigone's Daughters Reconsidered: Continuing Reflections of Women, Politics and Power," in S. White, ed., Life World and Politics (University of Notre Dame Press, 1989),. pp. 222-236.

(57). "Response: Concluding Chapter," in Libby Jones and Sarah Goodwin, eds., Feminism, Utopia and Narrative (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1990), 201-209.

(58). "Private Lives, Public Selves," in Vanderbilt Law Review (v. 43, Nov. 1990, No. 6), 1763-1769.

(59). "Feminism and Politics," in Partisan Review (v. LVII, No. 2, 1990), pps. 181-192. Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism Yearbook (CLCY), ed. Roger Matuz, 1991.

(60). "Ethics in the Women's Movement," in Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (May, 1991), 126-140.

(61). "The Crisis in Our Culture," part of a symposium on "The Changing Culture of the University," in Partisan Review, (2, 1991, v. LVIII), 209-214.

(62). "In Common Together: Unity, Diversity and Civic Virtue," in Robert Calvert, ed., The Constitution of the People. Reflections on Citizens and Civil Society, (Univ of Kansas Press, 1991), 64-85.

(63). "Realism, Just War and the Witness of Peace," in Linda Kauffman, ed., American Feminist Thought. (This is also a chapter in Power Trips and Other Journeys. Appeared as well in Wade Clark Roof, ed., World Order and Religion, (SUNY-Albany Press, 1991), 265-280.

(64). Review Symposium on "Democracy and Its Critics," in Journal of Politics (v. 53, No. 1, February, 1991), 215-218.

(65). "Sovereignty, Identity, and Sacrifice," in Social Research (Vol. 58, No. 3, Fall, 1991), 545-564. Also appeared in Millennium, Winter 1991-92 issue; S. Peterson, ed., Gendered States (Westview, 1992).

(66). "The Therapeutic Classroom: A Critique and an Alternative," in Barbara Ann Scott, ed., The Liberal Arts in a Time of Crisis, (Praeger, 1991), 47-55.

(67). "Sovereign God, Sovereign State, Sovereign Self," in Notre Dame Law Review (Vol. 66, No. 5, 1991), 1355-1385.

(68). "Civil Identity and the State: From Hegel to Jane Addams and Beyond," in Michael Brint and William Weaver, eds., Pragmatism in Law and Society (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991), 189-197.

(69). "Alchemy and the Law: Why This Marriage Can't Be Saved," in University of California-Davis Law Review (Vol. 25, No. 4, Summer, 1992), 1171-1187.

(70). "Education Beyond Politics Symposium," in Partisan Review (No. 3, 1992), 343-420.

(71). "Making Peace with Justice: The Story of Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo," in International Revue de Sociologie, (Monograph Section, 1992), pp. 51-94

(72). "Introduction" to Margaret Brabant, ed., Politics, Gender, and Genre. The Political Thought of Christine de Pizan (Boulder, CO: Westview, 1992), 1-7.

(73). "Don't Be Cruel: Reflections on Rortyian Liberalism," in John Seery and Daniel W. Conway, eds., The Politics of Irony (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992), 199-218.

(74). "Abortion: Moralities in Conflict," in Neuhaus and Weigel, eds., Being Christian Today (Ethics and Public Policy Center, 1992), 163-198.

(75). "Commentary," in Politics and the Life Sciences (Vol. 2, No. 2, August, 1992), 171-172.

(76). "Teaching for Democracy," in Liberal Education (Vol. 78, No. 3, May 1-June 1, 1992), 34-36.

(77). "Power and Powerlessness of Women," in Gisela Bock and Susan James, eds., Beyond Equality and Difference (Routledge, 1992), 110-125. This is a version of a piece that already appeared in my book, Power Trips and Other Journeys.

(78). "Teaching as Drama," in Hauerwas and Westerhoff, eds., Schooling Christians (Eerdman's, 1992), 54-65.

(79). "A Man for This Season: Vaclav Havel on Freedom and Responsibility," in Perspectives on Political Science (Fall, 1992, Vol. 21, No. 4), 207-212.

(80). "In Common Together. Christianity and Democracy in America," ed. John Witte, Jr., Christianity and Democracy in Global Context (Westview Press, 1993), 65-84.

(81). "Issues and Themes: Spiral of Deligitimation or New Social Covenant," in Michael Nelson, ed., The Elections of 1992 (Congressional Quarterly Press, 1993), 109-124.

(82). "Christianity and Patriarchy," in Modern Theology (Vol. 9, No. 2, April, 1993), 109-123.

(83). Markate Daly, ed., Communitarianism. A New Public Ethics (Wadsworth, 1993). Reprint of my essay, "Antigone's Daughters," 335-344.

(84). Linda S. Kaufmann, ed., American Feminist Thought at Century's End: A Reader, (Blackwell's) reprint of my piece on "Realism, Feminism, and Just War Theory," pp. 465-477.

(85). "The Alchemy of Race," in Salmagundi (#98-91, Spring-Summer, 1993), 180-193. Reprint of a piece that appeared originally in the University of California-Davis Law Review.

(86). "Bringing It All Home, Again," Chapter V in James Rosenau, ed., Global Voices. Dialogues in International Relations (Westview, 1993), 97-117.

(87). "Politics Without Clich7eacute;," in Social Research (Vol. 60, No. 3, Fall 1993) 433-445.

(88). "Sovereignty, Identity, Sacrifice," in Marjorie Ringrose and Adam J. Lerner, eds., Re-Imagining the Nation (Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1994) 159-176. An expanded version of a previous piece.

(89). "Augustine and the Limits to Virtue," review essay, in Augustinian Studies (Vol. 24, 1993) 187-195.

(90). "Freedom and Responsibility in a World Come of Age," in Union Seminary Quarterly Review (Vol. 46, No. 1-4, 1992) 269-282.

(91). "Catholic Social Thought, The City, and Liberal America," in R. Bruce Douglass and David Hollenbach, Catholicism and Liberalism (Cambridge University Press, 1994) 151-172.

(92). "The Mothers of the Disappeared: Passion and Protest in Maternal Action," in Donna Bassin, Margaret Honey, and Meryle Mohrer Kaplan, eds., Representations of Motherhood (Yale University Press, 1994) 75-92.

(93). "Multiculturalism and Political Responsibility," in W. Lawson Taitte, ed., Individualism and Social Responsibility (Dallas: University of Texas, Dallas, Press, 1994) 187-212.

(94). "Public and Private, Relationship of," in The New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press) 795-797.

(95). "Ethics in the Women's Movement," in M. Githens, P. Norris, J. Lovendieski, eds., Different Roles, Different Voices (Harper Collins, 1994) 233-244.

(96). "Democracy," in Encyclopedia Americana (Vol. 8, 1994) 684-691. Original by Sidney Hook. Updated, expanded, revised by Elshtain for this edition.

(97). "Sovereignty," in Encyclopedia Americana (Vol. 8, 1994) 347-348. New entry.

(98). "Fear, Forgiveness, and the New World Disorder," in Religion and Values in Public Life (Vol. 3, No. 1, Fall, 1994), pp. 5-6.

(99). "Identity, Sovereignty and Self-Determination," in Gerald E. Powers, ed., Peacemaking (United States Catholic Conference, 1994), pp. 97-104.

(100). The Rights and Responsibilities of Affirming Ordinary Life," in James Tully, ed., Philosophy in an Age of Pluralism (Cambridge University Press, 1994), pp. 67-82.

(101). "Ethics, Education, and Civic Life," in Sacred Heart University Review (Vol. XIV, #1 and 2, Fall 1993/Spring 1994, pp. 18-32).

(102). Thinking about Women and International Violence," in Peter R. Beckman and Francine D'Amico, eds., Women, Gender, and World Politics (Westport, Ct.: Bergin and Harvey publ, 1994), pp. 109-119.

(103). "Contesting Care," in American Political Science Review, Review Essay (Vol. 88, No. 4, Dec. 1994, pp. 966-970). A review of five volumes.

(104). International Politics and Political Theory," in Ken Booth and Steve Smith, eds., International Relations Theory Today (Polity Press, 1995), pp. 263-279.

(105). "In Common Together: Unity, Diversity, and Civic Virtue," in Michael Walzer, ed. Toward a Global Civic Society (Washington, Bergholm Books, 1995), pp. 77-98.

(106). "Truth and Politics in Prague," in Intellectual History Newsletter (Vol. 16, 1994, pp. 42-46).

(107). "The Decline of Liberal Democratic Faith," in Robert Leiken, ed., A New Moment in the Americas (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1994), pp. 31-39.

(108). "Feminist Themes and International Relations," in James DerDerian, ed., International Theory: Critical Investigations (London, MacMillan, 1995), pp. 340-361.

(109). "Exporting Feminism," in Journal of International Affairs (Vol. 48, No. 2), pp. 541-558.

(110). "Sovereignty," entry in Encyclopedia Americana (Vol. 15), pp. 347-348.

(111). "A Performer of Political Thought: Vaclav Havel on Freedom and Responsibility," in NOMOS, eds. Ian Shapiro and Judith DeCew, Theory and Practice (Vol. XXXVII, New York University, 1995), pp. 464-482.

(112). "Stories and Political Life," in PS (June 1995, Vol. XXVIII, no. 2), pp. 196-197.

(113). "Shame and Public Life," in Dialog (Winter 1995, Vol. 34), pp. 18-22.

(114). "Christianity and Patriarchy: The Odd Alliance," in H.B. McCullough, Political Ideologies and Political Philosophies (Toronto: TEP Publishers, 1995), pp. 232-235. This is a reprint of an essay that appeared in Modern Theology.

(115). "Unsere Leute," in Immigration and the American Identity (Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Institute, 1995), pp. 44-52. A reprint of an earlier piece.

(116). "Feminism and the Crisis of Contemporary Culture," in A. Melzer, J. Weinberger, and M.R. Zinman, eds., History and the Idea of Progress (Cornell University Press, 1995), pp. 196-210.

(117). "Feminism, Family, and Community," in Penny Weiss and Marilyn Friedman, editors, Feminism and Community (Temple University Press, 1995), pp. 259-272. [This is a reprint of a previously published article.] (118). "Political Children," in Bonnie Honig, editor, Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995), pp. 263-284.

(119). "Exporting Feminism," in Rita Simon, editor, Neither Victim Nor Enemy (New York: University Press of America, 1995), pp. 173-189.

(120). "Catholic Social Thought, the City, and Liberal America," in Kay Grasso, G. Bradley, and R. Hunt, editors, Catholicism, Liberalism and Communitarianism (Rowman and Littlefield, 1995), pp. 97-114.

(121). "Woman Suffrage and the Gender Gap," in Marjorie Spriull Wheeler, editor, Votes for Women (University of Tennessee Press, 1995), pp. 129-146.

(122). "Why End Welfare as We Know it?" in S. Thies and J. Skillen, editors, Welfare in America (Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1995), pp. 3-19.

(123). "Is There a Feminist Tradition on War and Peace?" in Terry Nardin, editor, The Ethics of War and Peace (Princeton University Press, 1996), pp. 214-227.

(124). "Feminism and War," in Donald A. Wells, editor, An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics (Greenwood Publishers, 1996), pp. 137-138.

(125). "The New Tape Files: Sources and Conditions of Anti-Virtue," in Mary Ann Glendon and David Blankenhorn, editors, Seedbeds of Virtue (New York: Madison Books, 1996), pp. 253-270.

(126). "Thinking About Women, Christianity, and Rights," in John Witte, Jr., editor, Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective (Martius Nifhoff Publishers, The Hague: Boston and London, 1996), pp. 143-155.

(127). Shame and Public Life," in C. Stozier and M. Flynn, editors, Trauma and the Self (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996), pp. 279-286. This is a revised version of a piece that appeared elsewhere.

(128). "Democracy and the News," in Alfred Dupont Forum, Columbia School of Journalism, l996.

(129). "The Mothers of the Disappeared: An Encounter with Antigone's Daughters," in Pamela Grande Jensen, ed., Finding a New Feminism. Roman and Littlefield, l996, pp. l29-l48 (Chapter 6.)

(130). "Rethinking Sovereignty," in Francis A. Beer and Robert Hariman, editors, Post Realism. The Rhetorical Turn in International Relations Michigan Universtiy Press, l996, pp. l7l-l92.

(131). o ironii bycia unikalnym, "On the Irony of Being Unique," in 2B, A Journal of Ideas, No. 9-l0, Vol. IV, l996-pp. 63-64. (132). "Identity, Sovereignty and Self-Determination," in Luis E. Lugo, ed., Sovereignty at the Crossroads Rowman and Littlefield, pp. l05-ll8, l996.

(133). "The Decline of the American Political Faith," in Journal of Intergroup Relations, Vol. XXIII No. 3, Fall, l996, pp. l0-l9.

(134). "The City, The Law, and the Civil Philosopher," in Liberty Under Law, ed. by K. Grasso and Cecilia Castillo, University Press of American, l997, pp. 25-36.

(135). "Issues and Themes: Economics, Culture, and 'Small Party' Politics," (with Chris Beem), Chapter 4 in Michael Nelson, ed., The Elections of l996, Congressional Quarterly Press, l997, pp. l06-l20.

(136). "The Politics of Displacement" in Jeff Weintraub and Krishan Kumar, eds., Public and Private in Thought and Practice. University of Chicago Press, l997, pp. l66-l8l.

(137). "Women and War," Chapter l6 in Charles Townshend, ed., The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern War. Oxford University Press, l997, pp.264-278.

(138). "Women, War, Peace and Foreign Relations," in Encyclopedia of U.S. Foreign Relations, ed. B. Jentleson and T. Paterson, Vol. 4, Oxford University Press, l997. pp. 330-33l.

(139). Foreword in Michael Nelson, ed., Celebrating the Humanities, Vanderbilt University Press, l996, pp. ix-xi.

(140). "The Question Concerning Authority," Paul J. Weithman, ed., Religion and Contemporary Liberalism, Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1997, pp. 253-264.

(141). "Thinking about Women in Family, Church, and Society," in Word and World, Vol. XVII, #4 (Fall, 1997).

(142). "Disciplined Artfulness and the Human Sciences," in Kai Erikson, ed., Sociological Visions (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), pp. 57-67.

(143). "The Humanities and the Democracy of Everyday Life," in J. Veninga and N. McAfee, eds., Standing with the Public: The Humanities and Democratic Practice (Kellery, 1997), pp. 169-180.

(144) "Individuelle Rechte und sociale Perlerten," in Krzystztof Michalski, ed., Aufklarung Heute (Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1997), pp. 146-161. (This volume includes essays by Paul Ricoeur, Charles Taylor, and Pope John Paul II.)

(145). "Democratic Authority at Century's End," 16th Annual G. Theodore Mitau Endowed Lecture, published by Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, in special bound volume. 24 pages long.

(146). "Caesar, Sovereignty, and Bonhoeffer," in John W. DeGruchy, ed., Bonhoeffer for a New Day (Wm. B. Eerdman's: Grand Rapids, Mich., 1997), pp. 223-235. (147). "Political Children: Reflections on Hannah Arendt's Distinction Between Public and Private Life," in Shanley and Harayan, eds., Reconstructuring Political Theory. Feminist Perspectives (Policy Press, 1997), pp. 109-127. This was a revision of a piece that appeared originally in B. Honig, ed., Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt (1995).

(148). "What's Love Got to Do with It?" in Salmagundi, Spring-Summer 1997, #114-115; pp. 166-181.

(149). "Feminist Inquiry and International Relations," in Michael Doyle and John Ikenberry, eds., New Thinking in International Relations (Westview Press, 1997), pp. 77-90.

(150). "The Decline of Democratic Faith," in R. Battistoni and N. Hundson, eds., Experiencing Citizenship (American Association of Higher Education publication, 1997), pp. 9-14.

(151). "Reflections on the Family at Century's End," in G. Anderson, ed., The Family in Global Transition (Paragon House, 1997), pp. 359-372.

(152). "Race and Civil Society: A Democratic Conversation," co-authored with Christopher Beem, in John Higham, ed., Civil Rights and Wrongs (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997), pp. 151-162.

(153). "The Flight from Finitude," in Charles Strozier and Michael Flynn, eds., The Year 2000. Essays on the End (New York University Press, 1997), pp. 230-238.

(154). "Reflections on the Crisis of Authority and its Critics," in B. Czaykowski and S. LaSelva, eds., Holding One's Time in Thought (Rondale Press, 1998), pp. 143-160.

(155). "Political Theory and Moral Responsibility," in Richard Fox and Robert Westbrook, eds., Moral Inquiry in American Scholarship (University Press of America, 1998), pp. 40-57.

(156). "Democratic Authority at Century's End," in K. Grasso and C. Castillo, ed., Liberty Under Law (University Press of America, 1998), pp. 25-35.

(157). "A Pope for All Seasons? The Many-Sidedness of Pope John Paul II," in Reinhard Hutter and Theodor Dieter, eds., Ecumenical Ventures in Ethics (Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998), pp. 14-37.

(158). "Why Augustine? Why Now?", in Theology Today (April 1998) 5-14.

(159). "Families and Trust: Connecting Private Lives to Civic Goods," in Journal of Family Ministry, Vol. 12, #1 (Spring 1998) 31-40.

(160). "Antigone's Daughters," in Anne Phillips, Feminism and Politics (Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 363-377. A reprint of an essay. (161). "Are We All Moral Autists Now?", review article in Times Literary Supplement, June 5, 1998, pp. 10-11.

(162). "Can This Republic Be Saved?" co-written with Christopher Beem, chapter in book edited by Anita Allen and Milton Regan, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 193-194.

(163). "The Use of Public Confession," in Criterion, V 37 #2, pp. 21-23.

(164). "Have We Forgotten How to Love Children?," in Dialog, Vol. 37 #3, Summer 1998.

(165). "To Clone or Not to Clone", chapter in book edited by Martha Nussbaum and Cass Sunstein, Facts and Fantasies About Human Cloning (Norton: 1998).

(166). "The Lost Children", chapter in book edited by Cynthia R. Daniels, St. Martin's Press, 1998, pp. 127-144.

(167). "Not a Cure All: Civil Society Creates Citizens, It Does Not Solve Problems," in Community Works, edited by E. J. Dionne, pp. 24-30 (The Brookings Institution, 1998).

(168). "Religion or Individualism," in The New Criterion, Vol. 17 #7, March 1999, pp. 4-13.

(169) Czech translation of Public Man, Private Woman, 1999.

(170) Korean translation of The Family in Political Thought, Ilshin Publishing Company, 1999.

(171). "Introduction," Papers from the Papal Symposia at Castelgandolfo and Vienna, Common Knowledge, Winter 1998, Vol. 7 #3, 1983-1996, pp. 20-25.

(172). "Individual Rights and Social Obligation," in Common Knowledge, Winter 1998, Vol. 7 #3.

(173). "Jane Addams: A Pilgrim's Progress," in Journal of Religion Vol. 78 #3, July 1998.

(174). "Politics and Forgiveness," in Leroy S. Rouner, editor, Religion, Politics and Peace (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1999), pp. 32-47.

(175). "Getting It Right," in Boston Review, Vol. 24, no. 2 (April/May 1999), p. 11.

Essays and occasional pieces in journals of political opinion

(1). "Beyond Sexual Politics," in Commonweal (April 28, 1972) 192-194.

(2). "A Personal Memoir," in Commonweal (November 17, 1975) 526-528.

(3). "Alternatives to Individualism," in Quest II (Winter, 1976) 8-16.

(4). "The Born-Again Smorgasbord," in The Nation (October 21, 1978) 392-393, 407-411.

(5). "Feminists and the Family," in The Nation (November 17, 1979) 482, 497-500. Reprinted in Newsday under the title "Militant Feminism and the Politics of the Family," (January 20, 1980) 5, 13. Followed by "Exchange: Feminists and the Family: Jean Bethke Elshtain and Others," in The Nation (April 5, 1980) 386, 392-395.

(6). "The Love Song of J. Carter," in The Nation (April 26, 1980) 483, 497-500.

(7). "Women, War and Feminism," in The Nation (June 14, 1980) 705, 722-744.

(8). "Family Reconstruction," in Commonweal (August 1, 1980) 430-431. Reprinted in The Health Reader by Boyd Litzinger.

(9). "Hard Times for the American Family," in The Progressive (May, 1981) 16-20.

(10). "A Key to Unlock the Asylum? The Community Care Debate," in The Nation (May 16, 1981) 585, 602-604.

(11). "A Feminist's Journey," in Commonweal, (June 15, 1981) 331-333.

(12). "Forgetting Who Are 'The People'," review essay, in The Nation (May 2, 1981) 543-548. (13). "Antigone's Daughters: Reflections on Female Identity and the State," in Democracy, 2 (April, 1982), 45-59. Portions reprinted in Manas, XXXV (September 15, 1982), 6-7. Reprinted in Families, Politics and Public Policy, ed. Irene Diamond (Longman's 1983) and W. McElroy, Freedom, Feminism, and the State (Washington, Cato Institute, 1983).

(14). "Women, Violence and Pornography,"in The Progressive, 46 (June, 1982), 42-48.

(15). "Democracy and the QUBE Tube," in The Nation (August 7-14, 1982) 108-110.

(16). "Time to Politicize the Schools," in The Nation, (September 25, 1982) 257, 267-270.

(17). "Feminism, Family and Community," in Dissent (Fall, 1982) 442-459. Followed by exchanges between J. B. Elshtain and critics (Dissent, Winter, 1983, 103-110; Dissent, Spring, 1983) 247-256. Reprinted under the title "Feminism and Family," in American Educator, Journal of the American Federation of Teachers (Vol. 7, #2, Summer, 1983) 20-26.

(18). "Back to True Basics in Education: Not Only Zealots Want 'Right and Wrong' Taught Again," in Los Angeles Times (Sunday, February 20, 1983) p. 5. Nationally syndicated, appearing in thirty papers from Fergus Falls, Minnesota Journal to Hartford Courant and elsewhere in between.

(19). "On the Family Crisis," in Democracy (Winter, 1983) 137-139.

(20). "On Humanness and Honoring the Dead," in Commonweal (March 11, 1983) 144-146.

(21). "Her Father's Daughter: Remembering Anna Freud," in Commonweal (February 11, 1983) 72-73.

(22). "The Political Socialization of Gender: What Contribution Biology?" a commentary, Politics and the Life Sciences (February, 1983, Vol. 1, No. 2) 136-138.

(23). "Why the Attack on Margaret Mead?" The Progressive (October, 1983) 33-35.

(24). "All in the Family: A Debate," in Mother Jones (XVIII, No. IX, November, 1983) 55-58.

(25). "The Politics of Gender," in The Progressive (Feb. 22, 1984) 22-25.

(26). "Reclaiming the Socialist Feminist Citizen," in Socialist Review (No. 74, Vol. 14, March, 1984) 23-30.

(27). "The New Porn Wars," in The New Republic (June 25, 1984) 15-20.

(28). "Feminism: A House Divided," in The Progressive (July, 1984, Vol. 48, No. 7) 30-33.

(29). "The Place of Pornography," in Harpers (Nov. 1984) 31-47, a forum with five other experts. 31-47.

(30). "Politics, Religion and the 1984 Campaign," in Christianity and Crisis (Vol. 44, No. 17, Oct. 29, 1984) 399-401.

(31). "Politics and Battered Woman," in Dissent (Winter, 1985) 62-69.

(32). "The Ideology of Womanhood," a commentary, Socialist Review (Sept.-Oct., 1984, No. 77) 137-140.

(33). "The Politics of Symptoms", Christianity and Crisis (Vol. 45, No. 14, Sept. 16, 1986) 354-357.

(34). "Invasion of the Child Savers," in The Progressive (September, 1985) 23-26.

(35). "Child Abuse: From Social Concern to Media Hype," in Education Week (Sept. 25, 1985) pp. 19, 24. Reprinted from The Progressive.

(36). "Critics Choice," in Commonweal (November 29, 1985) 682-683.

(37). "Powerless Women," in Stauros Notebook (Vol. 4, No. 6, Nov./Dec., 1985) distributed worldwide.

(38). "The Abstract Enemy," in Commonweal (January 17, 1986) 14-15. (39). "Feminism and the State: What's at Stake in the Current Debate?" The World and I (December, 1986) 561-572. Part of a symposium on competing views of family and politics.

(40). "Grandmothers of the Plaza," in Commonweal (Vol. XCIV, No. 8, April 24, 1987) 224-230.

(41). "Symposium on the Constitution," in New Republic (June 29, 1987) p. 19.

(42). "Feminist Consciousness Today: A Roundtable," in Tikkun (July/August, 1987) 40-46.

(43). "Rethinking Sexuality--What's the Matter with Sex Today," in Tikkun (March/April, 1988) pp. 41-43. Reprinted in Utne Review. Reprinted in Robert Francrew, ed., Taking Sides, 1991, 179-185.

(44). "Lessons from Amherst," in Commonweal (V. XCV, No. 6, March 25, 1988) pp. 165-166.

(45). "The Decline of the City," in Telos, No. 73, pp. 180-182.

(46). Symposium on Individualism and Community, The New Republic (May 9, 1988) p. 22.

(47). "Sexism, Sin and Grace," in Commonweal (June 17, 1988) 361-367 (a symposium).

(48). "Macht en geslacht," interview with Jean Bethke Elshtain, Krisis (31 June, 1988, Jaargang No. 2, Amsterdam) 61-65.

(49). "The Issues Issue," in Baltimore Sun, lead article, Perspective Section, Oct. 16, 1988, 1D, 4D.

(50). "Critics and Crusaders on Neoconservatism," in Transaction (Vol. 26, # 2, Jan./Feb., 1989), 7-9.

(51) . "Unsere Leute," in Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture (March, 1989) 16-20.

(52). "Response to A Personalist Vision," in New Oxford Review (March, 1989).

(53). "Peace, Security and Politics," in Peace Review (Spring, 1989) 3-7.

(54). "Technology as Destiny," in The Progressive (June, 1989, V. 5, No. 5) 1 - 24.

(55). "As History Ends is Everything Getting Nicer?" Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, October 11, 1989, p. A-18.

(56). "Why We Need Limits," Human Sexuality (Annual Editions, 89/90) 6-9.

(57). "Abuelas: More Than Just Grandmothers," Vital Connections (Winter, 1989) pp. 1-2.

(58). "Where the New Right Went," in Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, January 3, 1990, p. A-6.

(59). "Why Worry About Animals," in Progressive (March 1990) pp. 17-20. Reprinted in Utne Reader (March-April, 1991), 64-65.

(60). "What's Wrong with Welfare," in Democratic Left (March/April 1990, Vol. XVIII, No. 2), pp. 3-15.

(61). "Revolutionary Pulaski," in Commonweal (April 6, 1990) 206-207.

(62). "Modernity and The Holocaust," review essay, New Oxford Review (May, 1990) 28-31.

(63). "Nature's Call," in First Things (November, 1990, No. 7) 7-9.

(64). "Pregnancy Police," in The Progressive (December, 1990, Vol. 54, No. 12) pp. 26-29.

(65). "Response to Lasch: Creating a Decent Society," in The World and I (December, 1990), 567-572.

(66). "Critics' Choice for Christmas," in Commonweal (December 7, 1990), 726-727.

(67). "If Women Ran the War," in Christian Science Monitor, Op-Ed, (February 15, 1991), p. 18.

(68). "Families in Trouble," in Dissent (Spring, 1991), 262-267.

(69). "Advice to the Next Democratic Nominee," in The New Republic, (May 20, 1991), 28-29.

(70). "The Victim Syndrome," in Society (Vol. 28, No. 4, May-June, 1991), 31-39.

(71). "Reflections on Women in Combat," in Progressive, (Vol. 55, No. 9, September, 1991), 14-17.

(72). "My Mother, the Expert," in First Things (October, 1991; No. 16), pp. 11-12.

(73). "Beyond PC, Left or Right," in New Oxford Review (October, 1991), 17-18.

(74). "The Future of Marriage," in Commonweal (Nov. 22, 1991), 685-687.

(75). "What Did You Do in the Good War, Mommy?" Touchstone (No. 19, 1991), 7-10.

(76). "The Passion of the Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina," in New Oxford Review (Vol. LIX, No. 1, Jan-Feb, 1992), 4-10.

(77). "Just War and American Politics," in Christian Century (January 15, 1992), 41-44.

(78). "Scenes from 1992," The Responsive Community (Vol. 2, Issue 3, Summer, 1992) 13-21.

(79). "A Parody of True Democracy," in Christian Science Monitor (Thursday, August 13, 1992) 18.

(80). "The Incarnational Mind v. The Captive Mind," in New Oxford Review (October, 1992), 12-15.

(81). "Battered Reason," in The New Republic (October 5, 1992) 25-29.

(82). "On Moral Outrage, Boycotts, and Real Censorship," in The Responsive Community (Vol. 2, No. 4, Fall, 1992), 9-13.

(83). "Nationalism and Ethnic Particularism," A Debate, Tikkun (Nov/Dec, 1992) 49-57.

(84). "Empty Pockets," in New Oxford Review (December, 1992), 16.

(85). "Traditionalist Conspirator," in New Oxford Review (November, 1992) 24-26.

(86). "Can Education Be Defined? Democracy's Middle Way," in Currents in Modern Thought, The World and I (January, 1993), 460-474.

(87). "Women and the Ideology of Victimization," in The World and I (April, 1993), 385-396.

(88). "The Newtape File, #1," in First Things (March, 1993), 7-9.
"The Newtape File, #2," in First Things (April, 1993), 12-13. "The Newtape File, #3," in First Things (May, 1993), 6-8.
"The Newtape File, #4," in First Things (June-July, 1993), 7-8.
"The Newtape File, #5," in First Things (Aug-Sept, 1993), 13-14.

The Christian Century (July 14-21, 1993), 710-712.

(90). "Let's Finally Right the Wrongs: Rape is a War Crime," in On the Issues (Vol. II, No. 3, Summer, 1993) 36-39.

(91). "Trial by Fury: The Real David Brock. The Surreal Anita Hill," in The New Republic (September 6, 1993), 32-36.

(92). "The Politics of Virtue," in Commonweal (VCXX, #16, September 24, 1993), 24-26.

(93). "Salvaging Patriotism from the Narrow Nationalist," in New Oxford Review (October, 1993), 6-11.

(94). "Is There a Doctrine in the House? In Search of a Clinton Foreign Policy: A Harper's Forum," in Harper's (Vol. 288, No. 1724, January, 1994) 57-65.

(95). "G.K. Chesterton: A Curmudgeon for Our Time," in New Oxford Review (March,1994) 16-18.

(96). "Christopher Lasch, American," in Tikkun (Vol. 9, No. 3, May/June 1994) 57-59.

(97). "Stealing Back Feminism," review essay, The New Republic (July 11, 1994) 32-36.

(98). "Judge Not?", First Things (October 1994, No. 46, pp. 36-41).

(99). "The Giving Tree: A Symposium," in First Things (June 1995, #4, pp. 22-46).

(100). "Race and Racism: American Dilemmas Revisited," in Salmagundi (Nos. 104-105, Fall 1994/Winter 1995, pp. 3-156. I was part of a symposium and delivered the opening commentary, here included as part of the proceedings.)

(101). "The Family in Trouble: Why We Should Worry," in National Forum, Journal of Phi Kappa Phi (Winter, 1995), pp. 25-29.

(102). "Reshaping Politics After the Democrats' Defeat," in Tikkun (March/April 1995), pp. 13-23, 92-94, a symposium.

(103). "The Life and Work of Christopher Lasch: An American Story," in Salmagundi (Spring-Summer 1995, nos. 106-107), pp. 146-162.

(104). "Reflections on Hiroshima," in Dissent (Summer 1995), pp. 321-323.

(105). "The Legacy of the Suffragist," in Civilization (November/December 1995), 51-55.

(106). "Commentary: Political Children," in Childhood. Global Journal of Child Research (Vol. 3, no. 1, Feb. 1996), pp. 11-28. A version of a previously published essay.

(107). "Vaclav Havel on Freedom and Responsibility," in Religion and Values in Public Life (Winter/Spring, 1996), pp. 7-9. This is a version of a previously published piece.

(108). "Families and Citizens," in Center of the American Experiment Occasional Paper (August 1995).

(109). "The National Prospect: A Symposium," in Commentary (November 1995), pp. 48-49.

(110). "Turn Down the Volume," an interview with Jean Bethke Elshtain in Utne Reader (November-December 1995, no. 72), pp. 67-73.

(111). "Hiroshima, Non Dove Vami," in Reset (Milan, Italy, 1995), pp. 41-49. {A reprint of a previously published piece]

(112). "Families and Citizens," in M. Pearlstein, editor, Certain Truths (Center of the American Experiment, Burgess Publishing, 1996), pp. 287-302.

(113). "Bleating At Each Other Across a Great Divide," in Ethics and Policy (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, 1996), pp. 3-5.

(114). "The Future of the Family," in The World and I (December 1995), pp. 287-289.

(115). "The Politics of the Village," review-essay in The New Republic (March 4, 1996), pp. 33-38.

(116). "The Politics of Resentment is Killing America," in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sunday, May 5, 1996, p. C-4.

(117). "Can the Dems Foresee a Celebration," in Chicago Tribune August 26, l996, Sept 1, p. 13, Monday

(118). "Americans are Children," in Newsday, lead editorial, Sunday, Sept 1, l996. Section "Currents"

(119). Column, The Hard Questions, The New Republic, Sept 30, l996, p. 29. "Sense and Sensibility: Our Pity Culture"

(120). The Hard Questions, TNR, Nov 4, 1996. p. 25, "Lost City. Downsizing and Democracy"

(121). The Hard Questions, TNR, Dec 9, 1996, "Cardinal Virtue. The Lesson of Bernardin," p. 25.

(122). Review essay, "The Lost Children," in TNR, pp. 30-36, October 21, 1996. Cover title "Liberals, Morals, and Teen Pregnancy"

(123). The Hard Questions, TNR, Jan. 20, l997, p. 23, "Looks that Kill. Body versus Soul."

(124). "Combating Fear with a Few Simple Acts of Kindness," Chicago Tribune, December 25, 1996, p. 27, Section 1.

(125). "Harassment and Politics," in Newsday, Sunday, Jan 19, 1997, pp. A-46-47.

(126). Review essay, "How German was the Holocaust?" Books and Culture, March/April, 1997, pp. 3-7.

(127). The Hard Questions, TNR, Feb. 24, 1997, "Civil Rights. Abusing Oklahoma City." p. 23.

(128). The Hard Questions, TNR, "Ewegenics," March 31, 1997, p. 25.

(129). The Hard Questions, TNR, "Heaven Can Wait," May 5, 1997, p. 23.

(130). The Hard Questions, TNR, "Sacrilege. Kill the Death Penalty," June 16, 1997, p. 27.

(131). The Hard Questions, TNR, "Our Bodies, Our Clones," Aug 4, 1997, p 25.

(132). The Hard Questions, TNR, "Mourning in America," September 29, 1997, p. 25.

(133). The Hard Questions, TNR, "True Confessions," Nov. 10, 1997, p. 12-13.

(134). "The Sex Obsession," a review essay in Times Literary Supplement, June 6, 1997, . p. 12.

(135). "Not a Cure-All. Why Civil Society? Why Now?" Brookings Review, Fall 1997, vol. 15, no. 5: pp. 13-16.

(136). "Symposium on the Supreme Court 1997," in First Things, October 1997, No. 76: pp. 26-27.

(137). "Politics and Identity" Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies, Fall 1997, Vol. III #1, pp. 49-58.

(138). "The President of the Roving Eye," in Newsday, Sun., Jan. 25, 1998, p. B5.

(139). "Hope," in The New York Times, Think Tank Sec., Jan. 12, 1998.

(140). The Hard Questions, TNR, "Bad Seed," Feb. 9, 1998.

(141). "After Paganism," in TNR, Mar. 2, 1998, pp. 38-41.

(142). "An Unbridgeable Chasm," in Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, Spring 1998, Vol. 8 #2, pp. 45-48.

(143). The Hard Questions, TNR, "Going Public," Mar. 23, 1998, p. 12.

(144). "Everything for Sale," cover review essay, in Books and Culture (May/June 1998), pp. 8-11.

(145). The Hard Questions, TNR, "Beyond Consent," May 4, 1998, pp. 8-9.

(146). "New Wine and Old Bottles: International Politics and Ethical Discourse," in Common Knowledge, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1998): pp. 60-93.

(147). "Private Lives, Public Matter", Interview with Jean Bethke Elshtain, in U.S. Catholic, Vol. 63, No. 6 (June 1998): pp. 300-305.

(148). "The Chosen Family," long review essay on adoption, The New Republic, October 19, 1998, pp. 45-54.

(149). "Poll Positions," The Hard Questions, TNR, October 19, 1998, pp. 13-14.

(150). "Spielberg's America," in Tikkun, v. 13, #6, p. 73.

(151). "Review of Raymond Aron, The Recovery of the Political by Brian Anderson," in First Things, Nov. 1998, #87, pp. 52-55.

(152). "Review of The Warrior's Honor," in Commonweal, Oct. 9, 1998, pp. 25-26.

(153). "The Moral Trust Between the People and Their President" in The Weekend Review, in The Independent (London Newspaper), Sept. 12, 1998, p. 7 (full page, with picture)

(154). "Review of Hannah Arendt. An Introduction, by John McGassen," in First Things, Oct. 1998, #86, p. 77.

(155). "The Light Sometimes Shines," in Tikkun, Sept/Oct 1998, p. 16.

(156). "A Trust-Busted Presidency," in Newsday, Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998, p. B-5.

(157). "Articles of Faith, review of two books on abortion," in Times Literary Supplement, Aug. 7, 1998, p. 27.

(158). "'Gatsby Returns,' The Hard Questions," in TNR, Aug. 31, 1998, pp. 11-12.

(159). "'Back to Nature,' The Hard Questions." in TNR. Aug. 3, 1998, pp. 11-12.

(160). "'Who's Your Hero? Albert Camus," in Culturefront, Summer 1998, Vol. 7 #2, p. 30.

(161). "'The Right Rights,', The Hard Questions." in TNR, Jun. 15, 1998, pp. 11-12.

(162). "Review of Spencer E. Weast, Never at War," in Commonweal, Mar. 26, 1999, pp. 23-24.

(163). "Clinton and the Victim Syndrome," in Newsday. Sun., Jan. 17, 1999, p. B-5.

(164). "Lifeline: Homeward Bound," interviewed by Kim Heinrich Gray, Newsexpress Sympatico, Lifestyle Section, Reuters, Toronto, April 1, 1999.

(165). "Review of Consilience by Edward O. Wilson," in First Things (March 1999), p. 59.

(166). "Whose Lives are We Sparing?" Washington Post, May 16, 1999, p. B3.

(167). "Can Kosovo Conflict be a Just War?" Newsday, May 16, 1999, p. B5.

(168). "Evil Never Looked So Good," in U.S. Catholic, July 7, 1999, pp. 35-37.

Book Reviews

I have published at least one hundred-twenty reviews. These have appeared in scholarly publications and journals of political and cultural criticism. I have reviewed books of history, political and social theory, feminist theory, psychoanalysis, cultural criticism, biography, moral philosophy and child development, and public policy. The following is a partial list of journals in which my reviews or short review essays have appeared:

Guest Lectureships and Presentations

I have delivered at least 180 guest lectureships, colloquia, addresses and key-note speeches in a variety of settings since 1974. Of special note are:

The Phi Beta Kappa Address, University of Massachusetts
Keynote address: American Association of Women in Community and Junior Colleges
Lecturer, Centro de Estudios de la Mujer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Annual Tom Sealy lecture on Law & the Free Society, University of Texas School of Law
The Annual Peace Lecture, University of Groningen, Holland
The Sproule Lectures, McGill University
The Distinguished Humanities Scholar Lecture, The University of Georgia
The Bradley Foundation Lecture Series, Kenyon College
Plenary Speaker, International Conference on Christianity and Democracy, Emory University
The Edward Douglass White Lecture, Louisiana State University
The Bertha May Bell Andrews Memorial Lecture, Bates College
The Richard Kamm Memorial Lecture, Wheaton College
The Charles Phelps Taft Lecture, University of Cincinnati
The 1993 Massey Lectures, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The Ryan Lecture, Georgetown University Law Center
The Andrew J. Cecil Lecture, University of Texas, Dallas
The Donald R. Brown Memorial Lecture, University of Vermont
The Jay Gilbert Jameson Lecture, University of Redlands
The Bernard J. Flanagan Lecture on Religion and Public Affairs, Holy Cross College
The Herscher Institute for Applied Ethics Inaugural Lectures, Sacred Heart University
The Bonhoeffer Inaugural Lecture, Union Theological Seminary
The Phi Kappa Phi Lecture, James Madison University
The Walter Polk Binns Lecturer, William Jewell College (1994)
The Covey Lectures, Loyola University, Chicago, 1995
The Lecture Series in American Constitutionalism, Southwest Texas University
The John and Elizabeth Baker Peace Studies Lecturer, Ohio University
Public Ethics Lecturer, the Kennedy School
Civitas Plenary Lecturer, Prague, 1995


Phi Kappa Phi Keynote Lecturer, Annual Conference
The Willard O. Eddy Lecture, Colorado State University
The Ward Morton and David Kenney Public Lecture Series, Southern Illinois University
Distinguished Lecturer on Education and Democracy, The University of Northern Colorado
The Lois Miller Memorial Lecture, St. Norbert's College
The James A. Gray Lectures, Duke Divinity School
The McMartin Lecture, the University of Ottawa
The Theodore M. Hesburgh Lectures on Ethics and Public Policy, Notre Dame
The Newman Lecture and The Beatty Lecture for Law and Political Science, McGill University
The Gellert Visitor, Bryn Mawr
The Distinguished Lecture Series, Maryville University
The Annual Lecture on Democracy, Messiah College
The Christianity and Learning Lecturer, Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto
Keynote Lecturer, National Society of Fund-Raising Executives, Los Angeles
The M. L. Seedman Town Hall Lecture, Rhodes College
The Harry Rex Davis Lecture, Beloit College
The Graduate Commencement Address, Gonzaga University
Chautauqua Institution, Summer Seminar presentation, "The American Electorate: A Civil Society" (also videotaped for distribution by C-Span)
Gannett Lecture, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Inaugural lecture for College of the Humanities, Carleton University, Ottawa
Koerner Lecture in the Liberal Arts, Simon Fraser University
Hammond Lecturer on Religion, Ethics and Society, Virginia Tech
Grinnell College Sesquicentennial Lecture and Convocation Address
Convocation Address, University of Chicago
The Graduate Commencement Address, Valparaiso University


Kritikos Lecturer, University of Oregon
Snugg Lectureship, University of Tulsa
The William Weber Lecture in Government and Society, Kalamazoo College
The Fishback Lectures, Washington & Lee University
The Mitau Lecture, Macalester College
Oklahoma Leadership Lecture, University of Oklahoma
The Graduate Commencement Address, Maryville College, St. Louis
250th Anniversary Festivities speaker, Princeton University
Plenary speaker, Society of Christian Political Scientists, Furman University
Edith and Henry Everett Scholar-in-Residence, Chautauqua Institution, Summer, 1997
Visiting Lecturer, University of Cape Town, South Africa
The Luther Lectures, Luther College, Regina University, Regina, Saskatchewan
Institute Philosophy and Religion Lecturer, Boston University
Plenary Address, British International Studies Association, December, 1997
University of Bristol, Benjamin Meeker Visiting Professorship, December, 1997 (one week of lectures)


The Hein-Fry Lecture Series, Spring 1998
The Staley Lecture, Redeemer College, Canada
President's Lecture Series, University of Montana, Missoula
Institute for United States Studies Lecturer, London, April 1998
Hillenbrand Lecturer, The Archdiocese of Chicago, May 1998
Edith Landsberg Memorial Lecturer, Akron League of Women's Voters, Sept. 198
Cleveland City Club (return visit), Sept. 1998
The Battisti Memorial Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University, Sept. 1998
Ensign Lecturer, and Convocation Address, Yale University Divinity School, Oct. 1998
Eunice Belgum Memorial Lectures, St. Olaf's College, Oct. 1998
Aims of Religion Address, Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, Oct. 1998
Fine Arts Lecturer, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina, Oct. 1998
Smith Lectureship, Elon College, North Carolina, Oct. 1998

[In addition, I have served as a paper-giver, panelist, or discussant for approximately one-hundred-seventy times at professional association meetings.]

Honors, Fellowships, and Grants

First place, Critical Review category, Evangelical Press Association Meeting 1999, for "Idiots, Imbeciles, Cretins".

Panel to honor Jean Bethke Elshtain, APSA, Southern Political Science Association Meeting, Atlanta, Oct. 29, 1998

Honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, Messiah College, 1999

Honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, Grinnell College, 1997

Honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, Maryville University, St. Louis, 1997

Castel Gandalfo Colloquium on "Enlightenment Today," sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences, held at the summer home of His Holiness, Pope John Paul II and in his presence, August 7-11, 1996

Elected as a Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1996

Honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, Gonzaga University, 1996

Honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, Valparaiso University, 1996

Selected as a Phi Beta Kappa Scholar for 1997-1998

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, Committee of Phi Beta Kappa, 1997-98

Eminent Scholar Roundtable, International Studies Association, 1995

Named as one of one hundred visionaries by Utne Reader, 1995

Guggenheim Fellow, 1991-1992

National Humanities Center Fellow (1991-1992, declined)

Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, Vanderbilt Univ., 1991

Fellow, Institute for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, 1988-89; 1989-90; 1990-91

President's Writing Award, 1985 (Awarded by the President of the University of Massachusetts)

Faculty Research Grant, University of Massachusetts, 1985; 1977; 1976

Scholar in Residence, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Conference & Study Center, May-June, 1983

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Fellow, 1981-1982 (NEH funded grant)

The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire, Writer-in-Residence, Summer 1981

The National Book Critics Circle, 1980-

Professional Development Award, University of Massachusetts, Spring 1980

Who's Who of American Women, 1977-

The World Who's Who of Women, 1977-

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship for Graduate Study, 1969-1972

Brandeis University Full Fellowship, 1966-1969

Woodrow Wilson Fellow, 1963-1964

Professional Assignments (select list)

Member, editorial board, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 2000-

Member, Board of Directors, Illinois Humanities Council, 1999- Advisory Board Member, Center for Christian Studies, Gordon College, 1999-

National Advisory Council for Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, Calvin College, 1999-

Co-Director, Religious Assembly for Uniting America, project of the American Assembly, 1999-

Editorial Advisory Board, Review of Politics, 1998-

Member, Board of Advisors, Summer Faculty Seminar Program, Calvin College, 1998-

Member, National Advisory Council, Center for Studies of the Family, Brigham Young University, 1998-2001

Vice-President, American Political Science Association, 1998-99 Member, editorial board, Books & Culture, 1998-

Editorial Committee, Annual Review of Political Science, 1997-

Member, Advisory Council, Dept. of Politics, Princeton University, 1997-2001

"Public Philosopher," regular contributor for The New Republic, July, 1996-

Board member, Chicago Humanities Institute, 1996-

Editorial board, Journal of Political Theory, 1996-

Co-chair, National Task Force on Civic Education for the Next Century, American Political Science Association, 1996-

Senior Advisor, Lilly Faculty Seminar on Religion and Higher Education, 1996-

Member, Leadership Task Force on Religion and Public Values, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy (chaired by Gov. Thomas H. Kean), 1996-

Committee on International Peace and Security, Social Science Research Council, 1994-

Consultant on Democracy and Civil Society, Pew Charitable Trust and The Kettering Foundation, 1996-

Chair, Council on Civil Society, The University of Chicago, 1996-

Member of the Board, The National Humanities Center, appointed 3-year term, 1996-99. Appointment renewed, 1999-2002.

Co-editor, Journal of Religion, 1995-

Member, National Commission on Civic Renewal, 1997-

Member, Penn Commission on American Culture and Society, 1996-1999

Vice-President, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, 1995-97.

Board of Trustees, Institute for Advanced Study, 1994-99 (appointed to a six-year term by the Director and Board of Governors)

Board of Trustees, Industrial Areas Foundation, 1994-

Board of Directors, Institute for American Values, 1994- (Chairman of the Board, 1995- )

Board of Academic Advisors, Encyclopedia Americana, 1994-

Co-chair, Council on Families in America, 1991-

Professional Ethics Committee, American Political Science Association, 1993-95

Advisory Board, Pew Charitable Trust Younger Scholars Award Chair, Carl Beck Award, International Studies Association, 1992-93

Public Life Consultant, Lilly Foundation

Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Final Review Committee, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93;

Political Science Review Committee, 1994-

American Political Science Association, Member, National Council, 1990-92. Appointed to Administrative Committee of the Council by President Theodore Lowi, 1990-91. Reappointed by President James Q. Wilson, 1991-92.

Grawemeyer World Order Award Jury, 1991-92.

Chair, Southern Political Science Association Committee to select best paper on women and politics presented at the 1988 annual meeting.

Chair, Leo Strauss Committee of the American Political Science Association to select best Ph. D. Dissertation in political theory, 1988-89.

Chair, Victoria Shuck Committee of the American Political Science Association to select best book on women and politics 1987-1988.

Program Chair, AMINTAPHIL (American branch, International Society for the Study of Law and Legal Philosophy), 1982-1983.

Section Head for Political Thought and Philosophy, Historical Approaches as member of 1984

Section Head Foundations of Political Theory, 1995-96
Program Committee of the American
Political Science Association.

Editorial Boards

Women and Politics
Free Associations
Journal of Politics
Centennial Review
First Things
Responsive Community Quarterly

Cambridge University Press for Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, etc.


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