HomeAbout Think TankAbout Ben WattenbergPrevious ShowsWhere to WatchSpecials


Watch Videos and Listen to Podcasts at ThinkTankTV.com

  Read the archive
  of Wattenberg's
  syndicated column


  Miss Manners: Why Manners Matter
Itís said that Americans have lost their manners, that they are coarse and vulgar, and that such ...

Reaganís Imagination, Part Two
President Ronald Reagan led America through one of the most remarkable periods in world history - the end of the cold ...

  John Rawls main page
TranscriptsGuestsRelated ProgramsFeedback
John Rawls
Aired 3/9/2006

Harvard University Professor John Rawls, who died in 2002, has been called the most influential political philosopher of the twentieth century - certainly for Democrats. His 1971 book, "A Theory of Justice," touched off a debate over individual rights versus the broader society. Should governments help level the playing field for those least advantaged? Was Rawls too radical? Or not radical enough?
  Read the full transcript

  Samuel Freeman
    Professor of philosophy and law at the University of Pennsylvania, and the editor of "The Cambridge Companion to Rawls" and "The Collected Papers of John Rawls"
  Robert Talisse
    Assistant professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University, and the author of "On Rawls: A Liberal Theory of Justice and Justification".

Originally Aired: 9/2/2004

Be sure to also check out:
Heaven on Earth

Here are some previous Think Tank programs that may be of interest.
The Future of the Constitution, Part One
  aired 7/6/2006
Congressional Corruption Cancer
  aired 1/26/2006
Corruption, Then and Now
  aired 1/19/2006

Send us your thoughts

Think Tank is made possible by generous support from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the John M. Olin Foundation, the Donner Canadian Foundation, the Dodge Jones Foundation, and Pfizer, Inc.

©Copyright Think Tank. All rights reserved.
BJW, Inc.  New River Media 

Web development by Bean Creative.