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Art and Social Justice

“To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing”

Raymond Williams

“‘Art’ Bernstein says, ‘never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. 2,894 more words

Being privileged

by Tommy Pass

I saw an interesting article on a website called buzzfeed.com. It told of an exercise lead by a high school teacher to his students. 741 more words

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The Sorry State of Israel's Democracy

It is a turbulent time in Israel. The government, only weeks ago was trying to re-shape the nature of Israel’s democracy – to make it even less multicultural – and now the coalition government has collapsed, with elections called for March. 1,763 more words

Balancing equality, justice, and opportunity

by Luke Eldridge

In class we have been discussing how to fight inequality and whether an unequal society itself is an unjust one. Many societies are constantly trying to reduce inequality but is it always the right thing to do? 558 more words

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Choosing Your Future from behind the Veil of Ignorance

by Alonso Meraz

The Veil of ignorance is a concept that was argued by John Rawls. “If we didn’t know our status in society (wealth, race, gender, class, skills, talents, etc.), what kind of society would we think was just? 640 more words

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Rawls vs Nozick: The Contemporary Debate Over Liberalism

The late Harvard political philosophers John Rawls (1921-2002) and Robert Nozick (1938-2002) are credited with re-energizing political theory in the contemporary era. Rawls’ seminal work… 331 more words