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By Alan Gewirth

Alan Gewirth extends his basic precept of equivalent and common human rights, the primary of conventional Consistency, into the sector of social and political philosophy, exploring its implications for either social and financial rights. He argues that the moral specifications logically imposed on person motion carry both for the supportive nation as a neighborhood of rights, whose leader functionality is to keep up and advertise the common human rights to freedom and future health. Such social afflictions as unemployment, homelessness, and poverty are easy violations of those rights, which the supportive nation is needed to beat. A severe replacement to either "liberal" and "communitarian" perspectives, this e-book will command the eye of someone engaged within the debate over social and monetary justice.

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I assumed that was the end of my publishing career. But the book was well received and helped to stimu- late dialogue on criminal justice policy, so several years later my editors came back with a proposal for a second edition. The passage of time allowed me to think about changes in the world of criminal justice and to extend the analysis of the first edition. Surely that was the end of the story–or so I thought. But now, thanks to the talents of Sabrina Jones, here we have the story of Race to Incarcerate told as a graphic novel.

This provides us with an opportunity to frame the policy arguments in a format that attempts to appeal to both our intellectual and our emotional capacities. And it does so in a political climate on criminal justice policy that is evolving in intriguing ways. Fourteen years after the original edition, it’s important to examine what has changed–for better or worse– during this period and how we might assess the challenges that currently confront the movement for criminal justice reform. In many respects, there is now reason for cautious optimism about the accomplishments and prospects for reform.

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