James A. Morone, a political science professor at Brown University , is the author of Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History.
Decrying moral failure is an old American tradition that goes back to the Puritans. But the moral diagnosis is wrong -- and it brings pernicious political consequences.James MoroneMay-June 1996
The market cure for health care’s maladies would be no simple matter. In fact, the great irony of market reform is that it requires skill in regulation. Yet market reformers tend to deny the competence of government, undermining the very confidence their own remedy requires.James MoroneSummer 1992