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A Political Glossary: Part III

Ed52 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 12:41 PM
There is no need to apply or teach logic in a society based on feelings, well-meaning and good intentions. If those three factors drive a program design then the failure of the program is due to poor execution, including poor understanding or inappropriate activity by the target population, not to any inherent defect or fault in the fundamental basis of the program.

Editor's Note: This is Part III in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here.

If there were a Hall of Fame for political rhetoric, the phrase "social justice" would deserve a prominent place there. It has the prime virtue of political catchwords: It means many different things to many different people.

In other words, if you are a politician, you can get lots of people, with different concrete ideas, to agree with you when you come out boldly for the vague generality of "social justice."

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good...