“God & Country: A Look at White Christian Nationalism that Both Enlightens and Disappoints” by David Little

Mount Rushmore, USA by Dean Franklin (CC BY 2.0). Rob Reiner’s recent movie, God & Country is, to be sure, a compelling presentation of the character and influence of white Christian nationalism and a powerful reminder of the dire threat the movement represents for American political and social life in this portentous presidential election year. 

“Playing with Fire (Again): Authoritarian Tendencies in Max Weber’s Thought” by David Little

Street sign of Max Weber Square. Cholo Alemen on Wikimedia (CC-BY-SA-3.0) Editorial Note: Page numbers in the text refer to the prior publication linked in the text. In an earlier article in this publication on Robert A. Yelle’s book, Sovereignty and the Sacred, I claimed that Yelle fails to take seriously the distressing theoretical and

“Playing with Fire: The Normative and Prescriptive Implications of Carl Schmitt’s Theory of Sovereignty” by David Little

Home of Carl Schmitt in Plettenberg-Pasel (Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0). Editorial Note: Page numbers in the text refer to the prior publication linked in the text. There is, apparently, a new surge of interest among scholars of religion and law in the theory of sovereignty proposed by the twentieth-century German legal philosopher, Carl Schmitt

“Nigel Biggar, What’s Wrong with Rights?” by David Little

Photo by Ryan Hoffman on Unsplash. This article is part of our “What’s Wrong with Rights?” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. Despite the title, Nigel Biggar’s main objective, in this stimulating but debatable book, is not to discredit rights language entirely. He is perfectly content to support the

“Self-Defense and Human Rights: David Little Responds Part 3”

Photo by Fermin Rodriguez Penelas on Unsplash This article is part of our “Self-Defense and Human Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. As we continue the important conversation begun in early June with the publication of David Little’s The Right of Self-Defense and the Organic Unity of Human Rights, Dr. Little

“Self-Defense and Human Rights: David Little Responds Part 2”

Photo by Fermin Rodriguez Penelas on Unsplash This article is part of our “Self-Defense and Human Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. As we continue the important conversation begun in early June with the publication of David Little’s The Right of Self-Defense and the Organic Unity of Human Rights, Dr. Little

“The Right of Self-Defense and the Organic Unity of Human Rights – Part IV” by David Little

Landscape Photo of Mountains Under Gray Sky,eberhard grossgasteiger, Pexels (CC0) This article is part of our “Self-Defense and Human Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. This is the final installment of a four-part essay in which Dr. David Little develops a unified theory of human rights based

“The Right of Self-Defense and the Organic Unity of Human Rights – Part III” by David Little

Landscape Photo of Mountains Under Gray Sky,eberhard grossgasteiger, Pexels (CC0) This article is part of our “Self-Defense and Human Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. This is the third installment of a four-part essay in which Dr. David Little develops a unified theory of human rights based

“The Right of Self-Defense and the Organic Unity of Human Rights – Part II” by David Little

Landscape Photo of Mountains Under Gray Sky, eberhard grossgasteiger, Pexels (CC0) This article is part of our “Self-Defense and Human Rights” series.If you’d like to check out other articles in this series, click here. This is the second installment of a four-part essay in which Dr. David Little develops a unified theory of human rights