Culture Briefing


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

Law and Grace

Virginia Law Review

Stuntz, the late Harvard and Virginia law professor, questions religious communities’ historic fervor to turn “vice” into “crime.”

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Our ‘Broken System’ of Criminal Justice

The New York Review of Books

Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens summarizes and comments on Stuntz’s important and prescient 2011 work, The Collapse of American Criminal Justice.


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