Most proponents of social justice equate justice with equality and aim at nothing less than reforming the “consciousness” of uncompassionate, irredeemable deplorables. In doing so, they diminish and undermine one of Western civilization’s greatest achievements: its discovery, protection, and promotion of the uniqueness of the individual.

Daniel Guerrière is professor emeritus of philosophy at California State University at Long Beach.
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