How're We Doing?: Reflections on Moral Progress in America

How're We Doing?: Reflections on Moral Progress in America Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers* itself was less extreme. There was a shameful war to end, but We were born in 1951/1952, grew up in the suburban northeast a large movement to end it. And while we all understood the during the great post-war boom, and entered Yale College in world of difference between political principle and political 1969/1970. This was the Yale of Kingman Brewster and Inky practice, we also witnessed the powerful stirrings to fulfill the Clark, '57, who moved admissions past the prep schools, opened promise of large political principles. The demonstrated success the university to women in 1969, and found a larger place for of public engagement--of the power of politics to achieve African Americans, as well as Jews and Catholics. aims well beyond the reach of separate This more democratic Yale was episodes of individual decency--gave part of a more confidently democratic A decently functioning democracy confidence and a will to do more. country. We were born into a WASPprovides a favorable setting for Indeed, with sufficient time and work, dominated America, with open racial moral progress. It is of particular and enough debate, engagement, and apartheid, vast differences in the status importance http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Good Society Penn State University Press

How're We Doing?: Reflections on Moral Progress in America

The Good Society, Volume 17 (1) – Sep 20, 2008

Loading next page...
 
/lp/penn-state-university-press/how-re-we-doing-reflections-on-moral-progress-in-america-AARCv4F7gi
Publisher
Penn State University Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 The Pennsylvania State University
ISSN
1538-9731
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers* itself was less extreme. There was a shameful war to end, but We were born in 1951/1952, grew up in the suburban northeast a large movement to end it. And while we all understood the during the great post-war boom, and entered Yale College in world of difference between political principle and political 1969/1970. This was the Yale of Kingman Brewster and Inky practice, we also witnessed the powerful stirrings to fulfill the Clark, '57, who moved admissions past the prep schools, opened promise of large political principles. The demonstrated success the university to women in 1969, and found a larger place for of public engagement--of the power of politics to achieve African Americans, as well as Jews and Catholics. aims well beyond the reach of separate This more democratic Yale was episodes of individual decency--gave part of a more confidently democratic A decently functioning democracy confidence and a will to do more. country. We were born into a WASPprovides a favorable setting for Indeed, with sufficient time and work, dominated America, with open racial moral progress. It is of particular and enough debate, engagement, and apartheid, vast differences in the status importance

Journal

The Good SocietyPenn State University Press

Published: Sep 20, 2008

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off