Rawls and Desert

I think John Rawls’s views on moral arbitrariness, as presented in A Theory Justice, make no sense. Rawls writes that inborn assets such as wealth, intelligence, and talent, should not…

The Immigrants I Know

We are seeing a tide of anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe. In this country the problem is considerably less severe; however, in a number of conservative quarters immigrants are blamed, against…

Immigration and Property Rights

In Justice at A Distance, Loren Lomasky and I defend a liberal position on immigration. Our proposal is much more permissive than any mainstream position I know. We do recognize,…

On the War on ISIS

I have a post over at LawFare on the war on ISIS. There I discuss the views of Michael Walzer and Jeff McMahan before advancing my own proposal. Here it is:…

On the Future Palestinian State

Almost everyone has by now accepted the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. The new Palestinian state would be created in the territory west of the Jordan River (the parties…