Natural Rights and the Right to Choose

Hadley Arkes, Natural Rights and the Right to Choose (2002).

Michael Novak says, “I can think of no book more important to the survival and good health of the American republic — and its most precious experiment — than this little masterpiece. Too many who argue about the elephant in the middle of our room focus exclusively on choice, or exclusively on life; it is Hadley Arkes’s genius to see that the fundamental issue is that of natural right. Forget about life for a few hours, and forget about choice; get the question of natural right straight. Then much else will in due course make itself clear.” Michael Novak, Hadley’s Comet, National Review Online, April 30, 2003.

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