|1||Introduction and Political Systems of Thought|
|2||What is a just war? Were the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan just?||Zinn, Howard. "A Just Cause, Not a Just War." The Progressive, December 2001.
Hersh, Seymore. "The Other War." The New Yorker, April 12, 2004.
Principles of the Just War
|3||What is a just war? Were the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan just? (cont.)||U.S. National Security Council. The National Security Strategy of the United States of America. Washington, DC, 2002.
Spencer, Jack. "Presidential Authority in the War on Terrorism: Iraq and Beyond." The Heritage Foundation, 2002.
Jones, Terry. "I'm Losing Patience with My Neighbors, Mr. Bush." The Observer, January 26, 2003.
|4||Is pornography sexist? Should it be regulated?||Dworkin, Andrea. "Pornography Happens to Women." Speech presented at Speech, Equality and Harm: Feminist Legal Perspectives on Pornography and Hate Propaganda. University of Chicago Law School, March 6, 1993.
McElroy, Wendy. "Banning Pornography Endangers Women." International Society for Individual Liberty pamphlet.
|5||How should we treat criminals? What constitutes "cruel and unusual" punishment?||Ruffin v. Commonwealth, 62 Va. (1871).
Pugh v. Locke, 406 F. Supp. (1976).
Rhodes v. Chapman, 452 U.S. (1981).
Wilson v. Seiter, 111 S. Ct. (1991).
Overton v. Bazzetta 02-94 (2003). Kennedy opinion.
|6||Should we legalize marijuana? How should we treat other drugs?||National Institute on Drug Abuse. "Marijuana: Facts for Teens." 2001.
Rey, Joseph M., and Christopher C. Tennant. "Cannabis and Mental Health." British Medical Journal (2002): 1183-4.
Becker, Howard S. "Becoming a Marijuana User." American Journal of Sociology (1953): 235-242.
|7||What is the future of Social Security?
Guest Speaker: Toh Ne Win from Goldman Sachs
|Dudley, William C., and Edward F. McKelvey. "The U.S. Budget Outlook: A Surplus of Deficits." Global Economics Paper No. 106 (2004). Goldman Sachs.|
|8||In what forms does discrimination exist in our society today? Should the government step in to stop discrimination?|
|9||Is outsourcing of jobs a problem? If so, what should we do?||Sen, Amartya. "How to Judge Globalism." The American Prospect 13, no. 1 (2002).
Friedman, Thomas L. "The Great Indian Dream." New York Times, March 11, 2004.
Ikerd, John. "Societal Effects Make Outsourcing a Real Issue." Columbia Daily Tribune, August 15, 2004.
|10||The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Where can we go from here?||Zuckerman, Mortimer. "The Price of Intransigence." U.S. News and World Report, December 12, 2003.
Kazak, Ali. "Bad Fences Make Bad Neighbors." October 28, 2003.
|11||Should abortion be regulated?||Thomson, Judith Jarvis. "A Defense of Abortion." Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (1971): 47.
Sprengel, Mark K. "Fundamental Issues." Heritage House, 1999.
|12||Genocide in Rwanda and Sudan: How should we react?||Supplemental Reading, Strongly Recommended
b Gourevitch, Philip. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families. New York, NY: Picador, 1999. ISBN: 9780312243357.
|13||Is it ever right to break the law?||Thoreau, Henry David. "Civil Disobedience." 1849.|