‘Only one issue’

By Paul Stark Amherst College professor Hadley Arkes observes that historian James G. Randall criticized the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858. Why? Because they spent too much time talking about slavery when there were so many other pressing issues. Randall wrote: “With all the problems that might have been put …

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How the health care debate is about human equality

Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, National Right to Life’s State Affiliate. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From a new essay by Yuval Levin regarding health care policy and the 2012 presidential race: Centralized management of the health-care sector inevitably invites an explicitly utilitarian approach to comparing the worth of different people’s …

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