Thomas Friedman—Justice Goes Global

Posted by Kendall Harmon

You probably missed the recent special issue of China Newsweek, so let me bring you up to date. Who do you think was on the cover — named the “most influential foreign figure” of the year in China? Barack Obama? No. Bill Gates? No. Warren Buffett? No. O.K., I’ll give you a hint: He’s a rock star in Asia, and people in China, Japan and South Korea scalp tickets to hear him. Give up?

It was Michael J. Sandel, the Harvard University political philosopher.

This news will not come as a surprise to Harvard students, some 15,000 of whom have taken Sandel’s legendary “Justice” class....

(It also will not come as a surprise to close readers of this blog, since we featured this amazing resource last September--KSH).

Read it all.

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Posted June 16, 2011 at 5:48 am

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1. J. Champlin wrote:

Well, I missed it in September but not this time.  I am intrigued—even if it is through a Thomas Friedman column.  THANK YOU for posting this.

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