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Volume 8  Number 3  •  Winter 2004
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The Problem of “Dirty Hands” and Corrupt Leadership
By Laurie L. Calhoun
This article appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of The Independent Review

Is good governance fully compatible with adherence to moral principles, or does it sometimes require their sacrifice? Philosophers throughout the ages have grappled with the problem of “dirty hands” that results from political leaders having to choose between unsatisfactory alternatives.

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