BRIA 23 3 Justice

Bill of Rights in Action
Fall 2007 (Volume 23, No. 3)


This edition of Bill of Rights in Action looks at the idea of justice. The first article explores the Whiskey Rebellion, an armed insurrection that threatened the new American republic. Leaders of the rebellion objected to what they considered an unjust federal tax on whiskey. The second article looks at Cicero, the leading champion of the Roman Republic, and his ideas on the just state. The last article explores John Rawls, who many consider the greatest political philosopher of the 20th century, and his ideas on justice.

U.S. History: The Whiskey Rebellion and the New American Republic

World History: Cicero: Defender of the Roman Republic

Government: "Justice as Fairness": John Rawls and His Theory of Justice

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Officers: Hon. John A. Kronstadt, President; Publications Committee: Marvin S. Sears, Chairperson;  Katrina M. Dewey, Rachel L. Helyar, Marshall P. Horowitz, Walter R. Lancaster, Marcus M. McDaniel, Dian Ogilvie, Peter I. Ostroff, Thomas E Patterson, Lisa M. Rockwell, Patrick G. Rogan, Peggy Saferstein, Paul W.A. Severin, K. Eugene Shutler, Gail Midgal Title, Russell C. Swartz, Douglas A. Thompson, Lois D. Thompson, Carlton Varner. Staff: Todd Clark, Executive Director; Marshall L. Croddy, Director of Programs; Lucy Eisenberg, Carlton Martz, Writers; Bill Hayes, Editor; Andrew Costly, Senior Publications Manager; Marcus M. McDaniel,CRF Board Reviewer.



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