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Political Liberalism

  by Martin Krieger John Rawls. Political Liberalism Columbia University Press, 2005. I recall when Rawls’s Theory of Justice appeared. It was a thick book, and I was not philosophically sophisticated. But its main model, the original position, was appealing if not realistic. It was Kantian but with a modern game-theoretic twist. The Read more…

Demystifying China

  by Martin Krieger Naomi Standen, ed, Demystifying China: New Understandings of Chinese History, Rowman and Littlefield, 2013 It is a commonplace of historiography that national histories, at each time, are written so as to justify the current regimes. Scholars might well have alternative accounts, but in general these alternatives do Read more…

The Jewish Annotated New Testament

by Martin Krieger The Jewish Annotated New Testament (the NRSV translation), eds. Levine and Brettler, Oxford University Press, 2011. Most Bibles, Hebrew or Catholic or Protestant or…, have annotations and explanations. In general, those scholia or commentary are theological and sectarian, although sometimes they are academic. What we call the New Read more…

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