Works Discussed in this Essay:


      The Conquest of Politics. By Benjamin Barber, Princeton University Press, 1988. 220pp. 

      Contingency, irony, and solidarity. By Richard Rorty. Cambridge University Press, 1989. 201pp. 

      Reason, Revelation, and the Foundation of Political Philosophy. By James V Schall. Louisiana University Press, 1987. 254pp.