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Thomas Patrick Burke
President, Wynnewood Institute

Justice New and Old
03/22/2006

During the twentieth century a revolution took place in what we understand by the words "justice" and "injustice."  Traditionally, as far back as we can go in history, these words always referred to actions, the way people treated other people. In the new idea, of "social justice," the link between justice and responsibility has been broken.  What counts is not the actions we do as individuals, or that are done to us; what counts is the group we belong to.  Justice means "getting ours" as a group. T. Patrick Burke, the President of the Wynnewood Institute, investigates the relationship between these conceptions, the new and the old.  Are they compatible?  Do they have an equal ethical foundation?

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