Pursuing Justice: Foxes, Hedgehogs, and the Baby-Boom Legacy by Charles D. Hayes
In several of his recent books, lifelong learning advocate Charles D. Hayes has urged adults to make the most of what their life experience has taught them and to use that wisdom in creating a better world for future generations. With Pursuing Justice, Hayes appeals especially to baby boomers to remember their heritage and apply what they know to address the economic injustices that now plague our country. Making his point in [14 pages/under 6,000 words], Hayes examines Ronald W. Dworkin’s Justice for Hedeghogs alongside Jonathan Haidt’s “five pillars” at the moral foundation of our culture, concluding that both models reflect core values that ought to underlie any written law. We need to restore this level of justice to the center of American politics, says Hayes. Those who fought against social injustice in the 1960s have the perspective and the ability to build a more just society today, if they have the will.