About Amitai Etzioni

Amitai Etzioni is University Professor at The George Washington University, and author of My Brother's Keeper (Rowman & Littlefield 2003).

Bring Back the Counterculture

By March 6, 2009

President Obama has a unique talent: He is able to inspire people all over the world to deliberate and dialogue about burning issues. At the top of the agenda for such a global give and take is what makes for … Read More

Danger: Creeping Puritanism

By February 9, 2009

Daschle’s resignation should have been accepted; indeed welcomed. However, that of Nancy Killefer should have been refused, if it is true that all her troubles amounted to a few hundred dollars taxes not paid when due. Puritanism long suffered — … Read More

Bad News Vaclav Klaus

By January 9, 2009

Vaclav Klaus, the president of the Czech Republic, is taking the helm of the EU. He will serve as EU President for next six months, starting January 1, 2009. This is not necessarily good news for Europeans, Americans, or any … Read More

Red vs. Green Infrastructure

By January 6, 2009

Not all infrastructure has been created equal. Some parts are yesterday, and should be relegated to the famous dust bins of history rather than cemented into our future. Their light is blinking red—stop investing in them, as much as is … Read More

Wrong Priority: Rethinking the Non-Proliferation Treaty

By December 9, 2008

If fifty million Frenchmen can be dead wrong, as the saying goes, so can four very senior statesmen. Over the last two years, George P. Shultz, William J. Perry, Henry A. Kissinger and Sam Nunn–all veterans of the Cold War–have … Read More

What Social Conservatives Owe The Obamas

By October 17, 2008

Are social conservatives failing the most elementary test of ethics: to not discriminate? They seem to hand out boatloads of free passes to McCain and his political partner, while withholding the high marks due to Obama and kin. For decades, … Read More