Some Comments on a Continuing Debate

Michael Shott, The University of Akron


The chapters in this volume were discussed thoroughly during the four days of the conference that spawned them. As with most discussions, the tide ebbed and flowed, sometimes centering on the details of a particular paper but often contributing to a better understanding of a more general issue. In this final chapter we have compiled the principal points made, in as readable and logically organized a format as we could muster. Arguments do not necessarily appear here in their original order, and the points made in any particular section may not even have occurred in the same discussion. Every attempt has been made, however, to retain the original intent and context in which the remarks were delivered.