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But we don't have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy - which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
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Even if one is interested only in one's own society, which is one's prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others.
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Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore's, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy.
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I think what I and most other sociologists of religion wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake. Our underlying argument was that secularization and modernity go hand in hand. With more modernization comes more secularization.
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I'm sure Putnam is right that there's been a decline in certain kinds of organizations like bowling leagues. But people participate in communities in other ways.
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If the cultural elite has its way, the U.S. will be much more like Europe.
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If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market, I would say yes.
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In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state.
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It has been true in Western societies and it seems to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic systems apart from capitalism, or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term.
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Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there's no democracy without a market economy, but you can have a market economy without democracy.
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Most of the world today is certainly not secular. It's very religious. So is the U.S.
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My most recent book - Redeeming Laughter, about the comic in human life - takes up directly from where I ended in A Rumor of Angels, referring to humor as one of the signals of transcendence. I think it's a very important signal.
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One can't understand the Christian Right and similar movements unless one sees them as reactive - they're reacting to what they call secular humanism.
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Our institute's agenda is relatively simple. We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture. By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles. We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally.
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Since Rumor of Angels the only reasonable way I can describe myself theologically is as part of a liberal Protestant tradition.
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So I think one can say on empirical grounds - not because of some philosophical principle - that you can't have democracy unless you have a market economy.
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Some people seem to gravitate from one fundamentalism to another, from some kind of secular fundamentalism into a religious fundamentalism or the other way around, which is not very helpful.
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Some people think that as the Chinese economy becomes more and more capitalistic it will inevitably become more democratic.
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The basic fault lines today are not between people with different beliefs but between people who hold these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
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The history of Protestantism has shown that real faith, which has to do with God and Christ and redemption and resurrection and sin and forgiveness, is not just a psychological or a political activity, and also that you can have real faith without being in some sort of narrow orthodox mold.
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The modern state, even the modern democratic state, is enormously powerful. If to all the enormous power that the state has anyway you add the power to run the economy, which is what socialism empirically means, the tendency toward creating some sort of totalitarianism becomes extremely strong.
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The negative side to globalization is that it wipes out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out the accompanying culture.
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The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is not that it has not been orthodox enough, but that it has lost a lot of religious substance.
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There is a continuum of values between the churches and the general community. What distinguishes the handling of these values in the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved.
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There's no question that we have an increasingly integrated world economy, and that this has very serious implications, socially and politically.
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We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture, or of cultural globalization.
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When certain branches of the economy become obsolete, as in the case of the steel industry, not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship, but certain cultures also disappear.
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Yes, the concept of mediating structures or intermediating institutions covers more or less the same ground as civil society.
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