On Compromise and Rotten Compromises


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When is political compromise acceptable--and when is it fundamentally rotten, something we should never accept, come what may? What if a rotten compromise is politically necessary? Compromise is a great political virtue, especially for the sake of peace. But, as Avishai Margalit argues, there are moral limits to acceptable compromise even for peace. But just what are those limits? At what point does peace secured with compromise become unjust? Focusing attention on vitally important questions that have received surprisingly ...

On Compromise and Rotten Compromises 2013, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691158129

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On Compromise and Rotten Compromises 2009, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691133171