Inconvenient Lives

From the December 1996 Print Edition

Judging from the evidence, Americans do not view human life as sacrosanct. We engage in a variety of activities, from driving automobiles to constructing buildings, that we know will cause deaths. But the deliberate taking of the life of an individual has never been regarded as a matter of moral . . . . Continue Reading »

Justice Lite

From the November 1993 Print Edition

Political Liberalism by John Rawls Columbia University Press, 401 pages, $29.95 Americans are justifiably anxious about the stability of their society and its institutions. Almost forty years after Brown v. Board of Education and almost thirty after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting . . . . Continue Reading »