Robert T. Miller examines the morality of using unmanned robotic drones :
Although the machines involved are extraordinarily dangerous, the moral principle governing their use is perfectly ordinary: It is the familiar one that human beings should engage in an activity that poses dangers to others only if, in the totality of the circumstances, doing so is reasonable—-i.e., if the good to be achieved, taking account of the probability of success, is proportionate to the possible ill effects.
Also today, in a book review from our April issue, Mary McConnell on homeschooling :
I remain an enthusiastic advocate of homeschooling, but recent years have found me occupied with reforming real school. Two much-heralded but very different books, Joseph Murphys new survey of the professional literature on homeschooling, Homeschooling in America , and Quinn Cummings story of homeschooling her daughter Alice , The Year of Learning Dangerously , rekindled my interest in the movement that once so engaged my family.