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A Political Glossary: Part III

JungJoe Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 1:41 PM
Social injustice indeed, Dr. Sowell. Personally I've been deprived of the chance to build snowmen because I've lived my life in the deserts of Arizona, I demand some justice here and now, why can't my government do something for ME?

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...