Category Archives: Volume 41

Theorists, Get Over Yourselves: A Response to Steven D. Smith

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Article by: Andrew Koppelman 41 PEPP. L. REV. 937 (2014) Steven D. Smith is one of our most powerful critics of contemporary liberal theory. He has an acute sense of the hidden flaws and gaps in contemporary conventional wisdom. Even...

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Does Shariʿa Play a Role in Turkey?

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Article by: Russell Powell 41 PEPP. L. REV. 1101 (2014) This essay introduces my empirical research exploring Turkish perceptions of law and religion. I returned from Istanbul in the summer of 2013, having recently completed the data collection. I have...

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Response: Situating Ourselves in History

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Article by: Steven D. Smith 41 PEPP. L. REV. 983 (2014) On the verge of the new millennium, the eminent historian Jacques Barzun, possibly the most learned person then alive, observed that as the twentieth century was winding down “...

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The Last Chapter?

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Article by: Steven D. Smith 41 PEPP. L. REV. 903 (2014) In November 2011, Stanford law professor (and former federal judge) Michael McConnell debated Harvard law professor Noah Feldman at Georgetown University on the topic “What’s So Special about Religious...

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The End of Religious Freedom: What is at Stake?

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Article by: Nelson Tebbe 41 PEPP. L. REV. 963 (2014) Warnings can be heard today that the American tradition of religious freedom is newly imperiled and may even be nearing exhaustion. Steven Smith is an eloquent and accomplished herald of...

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“A Jewish And Democratic State:” Reflections on the Fragility of Israeli Secularism

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Article by: Zvi Triger 41 PEPP. L. REV. 1091 (2014) While Israel self-defines itself as “a Jewish and democratic State,” the Israeli laws that pertain to the most intimate of choices—the choice of a life partner—are ancient religious laws and...

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