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Kim Davis and John Rawls

Just read this article in the New Yorker about the Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis. She continues to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her “conscience.” The article gets it spot on: there is no logical end to that principle. 229 more words

John Rawls

"Falling in Love with Social Democracy," By Fred Baumann

That a political regime cannot be sustained by principles and institutions alone is something Martha Nussbaum understands. The regime has to be supported by the sentiments of the citizens. 2,408 more words

Essays And Reviews

Rawls Against Meritocracy

The great political philosopher John Rawls has a great quote against meritocracy that I’d like to share. Often, we see meritocracy as this brilliant idea where everyone gets  379 more words

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Would the reckless maritime protests of @Greenpeace be tolerated on land?

Were the Greenpeace runabouts observing maritime safety rules such as avoiding collisions and giving way? Any protester that behaved like that in a car would be immediately arrested and charged. 230 more words

Politics - USA