News Round Up 02/19/2013

Posted by Andrew |

  • "Dignity isn’t stuffy. Dignity isn’t old-fashioned. Dignity is crucial to the idea of civilization. Dworkin worried that we have corrupted the word by allowing it to slip into every party platform or international covenant. But the basic concept, in both of its senses, should nevertheless be the centerpiece of political and ethical conversation. Apolitical Issue This shouldn’t be a left-right issue. A closer attention to the concept of dignity would change only the terms of our debates, not necessarily their outcomes: Does abortion protect the dignity of the pregnant woman or invade the dignity of the unborn child? Do union seniority rules preserve the dignity of those who have put in long careers or curtail the dignity of those who are starting out?"

    tags: dignity politics fresh politicians unitedstates morals

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