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Which of our policies and actions will be deemed grievously wrong in the future?

In the opening pages of his last book, published posthumously in 1913, the natuaralist and polymath Albert Russel Wallace (a co-developer, alongside Darwin, of the theory of evolution) observed that "that which at one time and place is held to be right and proper is, at another time or place, considered to be not only wrong, but one of the greatest of crimes" (Social Environment and Moral Progress, p. 8).  Examples of policies and actions illustrating Wallace's point are all too abundant in all…See More
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Professor Emeritus
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University of Maryland, College Park
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Culture, Democracy, Education, Ethics, Governance, Human Rights, Migration, Reconciliation
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
Although trained as a political scientist, with a focus on comparative and international politics, I have long worked across fields and disciplines. Some of these interests are exemplified by my co-founding, with Didier Bigo, of the International Political Sociology section of the International Studies Association. My recent work deals with the politics and ethics of history, illustrated by the concern voiced by Alfred Russel Wallace in his last book, in 1913: "That which at one time and place is held to be right and proper is, at another time or place, considered to be not only wrong, but one of the greatest of crimes."

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Which of our policies and actions will be deemed grievously wrong in the future?

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

In the opening pages of his last book, published posthumously in 1913, the natuaralist and polymath Albert Russel Wallace (a co-developer, alongside Darwin, of the theory of evolution) observed that "that which at one time and place is held to be right and proper is, at another time or place, considered to be not only wrong, but one of the greatest of crimes" (Social Environment and Moral Progress, p. 8).  Examples of policies and actions illustrating Wallace's point are all too…

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