Should contemporary citizens provide material redress to right past wrongs?
There is a widespread belief that contemporary citizens should take responsibility for rectifying past wrongs. Nahshon Perez challenges this view, questioning attempts to aggregate dead wrongdoers with living people, and examining ideas of inter-generational collective responsibility with great suspicion. He distinguishes sharply between those who are indeed unjustly enriched by past wrongs, and those who are not. The book examines issues such as the non-identity problem, compensation and restitution, collective responsibility and forward looking arguments for and against reparations.
The book examines most arguments that have appeared supporting reparations, and finds almost all of them unconvincing.
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