The Latest Take: Insight into a Changing World
- By Michael Novak on June 1, 2016 in Ave Maria University, Books, General Articles & News, Media Coverage
This coming autumn, Novak will be residing instead in Washington, D.C., teaching at Catholic University of America (CUA), where he will be helping to launch a course that he says the university is calling “human ecology.”
The solution: Offer a competing definition of social justice by arguing that, pace Hayek, it is a virtue, but not because entire societies can somehow be virtuous (as J. S. Mill thinks). The key is to look upon it as a virtue of individuals directed toward associations that foster the common good. Defining social justice in this way makes it a check on, not an extension of, state power.
Michael Novak has written about religion, philosophy, politics, history and sports during his five decades as an author. Now, he is writing about home and family.