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Amy Gutmann

Entries by Amy Gutmann

"Ethically Impossible"

(22) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 7:01 PM

From 1946-1948, a team of medical researchers in the United States Public Health Service intentionally infected more than 1,300 Guatemalan prison inmates, psychiatric patients, commercial sex workers and soldiers with sexually transmitted diseases. The team also used children in diagnostic testing. Done completely without consent, their experiments resulted in a...

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Politicians Can't Govern if They're Endlessly Campaigning

(72) Comments | Posted January 27, 2011 | 1:05 PM

If politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the soul of democracy. In the deal he proposed to extend the Bush-era tax cuts (now signed into law), President Obama reminded his critics on both sides of the aisle that the refusal to compromise can make everyone worse...

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