Stephen Eric Bronner is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Senior Editor of ‘Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture’. His most recent book is ‘The Bigot: Why Prejudice Persists’ (Yale University Press).
An old friend once told me that being a decent person means having a guilty conscience. And there is enough to feel guilty about as 2015 unfolds. Ethical uncertainty over how a liberal society should deal with the intolerant has become strikingly evident following the murders of four French Jews in a kosher grocery and twelve editors and staff members of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine located in Paris, by partisans of al-Qaeda and, its rival, ISIS.Read more