Editor: Trust is critically important to democracy — without it there can be no civic responsibility and indeed, no hope for the future. How can we expect people to respect and obey laws and the overarching culture of the rule
Editor: We don’t talk much about the enemy within, do we? It is not an exaggeration to say that it is a weapon of mass destruction. It appears to be an infectious disease, perhaps more accurately a pandemic. There may
Editor: Penn State is in the news — not for its academic excellence, not for its athletic prowess, but for its corrupt and corrupting practices. Again a revered institution has taken that cynical and naïve path in pursuit of respectability.
Do we know how corrosive the culture of corruption is? Call it a global virus or a weapon of mass destruction; call it a cancer. It’s that bad. To be sure it is an enemy of democracy. When it infests