Paul Carreseis director of the School of Civic & Economic Thought and Leadershipat Arizona State University; his most recent book is Democracy in Moderation: Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and Sustainable Liberalism (2016, paperback 2018).
Is the American project doomed because the Enlightenment liberal philosophy on which it is based contains such contradictions that today’s social and political failures were inevitable? Or are we inflicting disintegration on ourselves through bad...
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