Assisted Suicide: The Philosophers’ Brief

Later this year the Supreme Court will decide two cases posing the question whether dying patients have a right to choose death rather than continued pain and suffering.[^1] We print here the brief filed as amicus curiae in these cases by the group of six moral philosophers listed above, with …

Partisan For Life

Ronald Dworkin is our leading public philosopher. Over the past twenty-five years, mainly in these pages, he has taken up some of the most difficult issues facing us as a nation: military conscription and civil disobedience, affirmative action and the meaning of equality, the scope and meaning of the First …

Down from Liberalism

Thomas Sowell is an economist who has attracted much attention for his conservative views. Sowell writes a widely syndicated newspaper column, in which one finds a steady stream of spirited attacks on liberal ideas and policies.[^1] For example, Sowell attacks businessmen who oppose apartheid by divesting themselves and their companies …