Essay: The Moral Equivalent of...

"If he does really think that there is no distinction between I virtue and vice," warns Dr. Samuel Johnson, "why, sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons." Judging by the recent pronouncements of some of our leaders, it is time to start husbanding spoons. Not that anyone in public life denies that there are moral distinctions to be made; but there seems to be a growing unwillingness—or is it an inability?—to make them, even the most simple.

Consider the case of another wise and respected doctor, Dr.

Seuss. His latest...

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