1. Jacob Schiff (2008). Confronting Political Responsibility: The Problem of Acknowledgment. Hypatia 23 (3):pp. 99-117.
    Iris Marion Young articulated a social connection model of responsibility to conceptualize political responsibility for structural injustice. Schiff argues that actually confronting our responsibility is problematic: the pervasiveness of structural injustice makes it difficult to acknowledge as a problem, while distances between sufferers and contributors complicate our acknowledgment of social connection. These problems are exacerbated by thoughtlessness, bad faith, and misrecognition. Narrative can facilitate the acknowledgment necessary for us to confront our political responsibility.
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    Jacob Schiff (2010). From Anti-Liberal to Untimely Liberal: Leo Strauss' Two Critiques of Liberalism. Philosophy and Social Criticism 36 (2):157-181.
    Leo Strauss’ ubiquitous presence in recent US foreign policy debates demands a thorough analysis of his critique of liberalism. I identify and explain a previously unnoticed transformation in that critique. Strauss’ Weimar critique of liberalism was philosophical and political; like Carl Schmitt, he sought philosophical grounds to replace liberalism with an authoritarian political system. However, post-emigration Strauss abandoned this political agenda, exclusively pursuing a philosophical critique that exposed modern liberalism’s purported weaknesses in order to strengthen its core. I accentuate this (...)
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    Jacob Schiff (2008). Confronting Political Responsibility: The Problem of Acknowledgment. Hypatia 23 (3):99-117.