Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Justice and the Common Good

The Washington Post's Michael Gerson is often good, today he does a real public service, offering a quick overview of the very accessible and public-spirited work of the moral philosopher Michael Sandel.  In closing, Gerson observes that
Sandel sets out to confront the most difficult moral issues in politics. He ends up clarifying a basic political divide -- not between left and right, but between those who recognize nothing greater than individual rights and choices, and those who affirm a "politics of the common good," rooted in moral beliefs that can't be ignored.