Saturday, October 13, 2007

Utraque Unum

The Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy - the Georgetown campus initiative which I founded and direct - has just published a new student-run journal of ideas, politics and culture. The journal is called "Utraque Unum" - "both one" - an allusion to a passage in Saint Paul's Letter to the Ephesians in which Paul speaks of Jews and Christians sharing a common faith, and which was adopted on Georgetown's seal as a reflection of Georgetown's historic commitment to the combination of faith and reason aimed at better understanding our condition as citizens and humans. I'm very pleased and impressed by the extraordinary effort of our student editors and writers to bring this journal of ideas to fruition. Perhaps most noteworthy in this first issue is an original essay by Justice Antonin Scalia, a graduate of Georgetown College's Class of 1957. Justice Scalia agreed to the publication of the lecture he delivered at the Tocqueville Forum's first event in October, 2006; it is entitled "Constitutional Government and Civic Education."

If any readers are interested in receiving a copy of the journal, feel free to send a note to:

Utraque Unum
Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2007

Table of Contents

"The Editor's Desk"
"The Tocqueville Forum: Seeking Self-Understanding" by Patrick J. Deneen
The Forum
"Constitutional Government and Civic Education" by Justice Antonin Scalia
"Liberal Education: Missing Many Allusions," by Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.
The Chamber
"The Renewal of Federalism," by Matthew J. Engler
"Freedom: More Social than Political," by Grant Morrow
"Our Common Past: Marbury v. Madison," by Taylor O'Neill
The Altar
"The Christian Populism of G.K. Chesterton," by Anthony Carmen Piccirillo
"Pope Benedict XVI, Father of Unity," by Timothy Lang
"Barbara Mujica's Sister Teresa," by Amanda Marie Murphy
The Parlor
"Amazing Grace: How Sweet the Sight," by Katherine Boyle
"Rocky Balboa's Honor," by Paul D. Miller
The Cellar
"Lincoln and McClellan," by Dallas Woodrum
The Observatory
"Reflections on Georgetown's Campus Buildings," by Jack Carlson
"Promoting a Georgetown Aesthetic," by Eric Wind

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