From the colonial Puritans to todays progressive paternalists, America has always had authoritarian elements who favor using coercion against personal behavior they regard as offensive. These sentiments become the basis of policy whenever politicians can exploit them to advance their own interests.
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|Winter 2017||First, Do No Harm|
|Fall 2016||Can the State Enforce Virtuous Behavior?|
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