Every time that guy opens his mouth, He reduces the sum of human knowledge.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The Ten-Minute Rawls
Here's about as good a brief summary of John Rawls as you're likely to find (link--and H/T Arts & Letters Daily). I have to confess I have never understood all the fuss about Rawls; he seems to me to have been a thoroughly nice man (I met him once or twice) who spent his life reassuring cosseted Harvard kids that their life of privilege was part of the Great Scheme of Things. But the idea that someday he'll be just another Herbert Spencer--ooh, that's cruel.