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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

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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

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The Good SocietyPenn State University Press

Published: Sep 20, 2008

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