Posts tagged with ‘Social Justice Isn’t What You Think It Is’

  • Michael Novak Awarded Prestigious Lincoln Literary Award

    By Michael Novak on September 20, 2016
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    On September 12, 2016, Michael Novak was awarded the prestigious Lincoln Literary Award by the Union League Club of NYC. The award is given to “outstanding American authors” – such as John Updike, Garrison Keillor, Michael Crichton, Stephen E. Ambrose, and James Michener.
  • Book Review: Social Justice Isn’t What You Think It Is

    By Michael Novak on September 14, 2016
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    "Social Justice Isn’t What You Think" helpfully reconceives the idea of social justice, making clear that there is a way of thinking of this kind of justice as comparable to other sorts of justice and so as a virtue.
  • Lose the Story, Lose the Culture

    By Michael Novak on July 6, 2016
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    The only cure for this emptiness of souls is the relighting of the inner journeys of the human spirit. Every culture must find this ignition within the embers of its own past.
  • Book Review: Can Social Justice Be Rescued?

    By Michael Novak on May 23, 2016
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    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.
  • Diplomat, author Novak’s next work to feature Johnstown, 1889 flood

    By Michael Novak on May 23, 2016
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    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.
  • Book Review: Michael Novak and the idea of social justice that promotes human dignity

    By Michael Novak on March 20, 2016
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    In this sense, “social justice” is the particular form taken today of the ancient virtus of justice. Therefore, it does not necessarily involve the strengthening of the presence of the State, but rather, the development of civil society, in keeping with Hayek.
  • Book Review: What Exactly Is Social Justice?

    By Michael Novak on March 10, 2016
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    Gratefully... Michael Novak, Paul Adams and Elizabeth Shaw clarify once and for all what [social justice] is and why it has been so abused. Like taking shears to an overgrown hedge, the authors make short order of the sloppy use of social justice in our own public square.
  • Book Review: What is Social Justice?

    By Michael Novak on February 21, 2016
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    In an effort to rescue “social justice” ... and to clarify its true meaning, Templeton Prize winner Michael Novak, and Paul Adams, Professor Emeritus of social work at the University of Hawaii, have co-authored an impressive book. ... The authors contend that “social justice,” rightly understood, is not a state of public affairs but personal virtue.
  • Rev. James V. Schall Reviews “Social Justice Isn’t What You Think It Is”

    By Michael Novak on December 22, 2015
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    Rev. James V. Schall reviews “Social Justice Isn’t What You Think It Is,” a new book by Michael Novak and Paul Adams with contributions from Elizabeth Shaw: “If anyone from the pope to the bishops to college professors and students, to media, business people, and government cadre is looking for a succinct and far-reaching guide to reconsider how to think about the order of this world and its relation to the human good, it would be difficult to find a better book than this work of Michael Novak and Paul Adams.”

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