Saturday, July 5, 2008

Religiously-motivated programs and broadly-public goods

The Obama campaign sees a proper place for religious organizations in the sphere of public funding, but any stance would be controversial. Today, I’ve tried to provide a way of steering between competing camps—between evangelical motives and separation of church and state—relative to recent discussion of Senator Obama’s interest by The New York Times.

That might be regarded as a street-level version of my June 22 discussion of Habermas' recent lecture, noted earlier. But I really am moving further away from Habermasian views of his ever-important topics that make his evolving project so distinctive, though apart from mine.