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America’s culture wars: Ronald Dworkin and Marilynne Robinson on politics and religion

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

For the next issue of Prospect, which is out next week, I’ve reviewed the last book by the political and legal philosopher Ronald Dworkin, who died in February at the age of 81. Religion Without God is a short but profound book based on the Einstein Lectures that Dworkin delivered in Bern in December 2011. It’s only a short review (for the “Books in brief” section of the magazine) and there are aspects of Dworkin’s argument that I didn’t have room to consider, so I thought I’d do so here.

As Jeremy Waldron points out in his review in the…

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