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Justice

What's the Right Thing to Do?

by Michael J. Sandel

Justice by Michael J. Sandel
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    Sep 2009, 320 pages
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    Aug 2010, 320 pages

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Micah Gell-Redman

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Justice on PBS
Sandel's writing style bears the unmistakable imprint of an accomplished teacher and lecturer. While reading certain passages you can almost see him pacing beside the lectern, pausing to give emphasis to a particular thought or casting his eyes over the audience in search of a willing volunteer for questioning. Interested readers can now take a seat in the lecture hall alongside Harvard College students, thanks to a 2009 PBS lecture series.

You can access the complete episodes, plus a wealth of related material on the series website: justiceharvard.org

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