The Wrongs of ‘Rights’

“There are no such rights and belief in them is one with belief in witches and in unicorns” –Alasdair MacIntyre, After Virtue

Panel of Notre Dame professors defend “abortion rights”

Gender Studies Department and Irish 4 Reproductive Health fear a reversal of Roe

Beyond a Rights-based Culture and Legal System

Managing and Layout Editor Emeritus Madeline Roe Flores details a vision where the focus is not on rights but on true justice

Promoting Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Hailey Vrdolyak reports on the latest development at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, which recently named Daniel Philpott as its new director.

The Wisdom Of Better Choices

Professor Laura Hollis explains the importance of the wisdom tradition and that “wisdom is not ingrained. It is learned, and therefore must be handed down.” This is written as a response to the current shift in emphasis on cultural wisdom to that of legality, which has devalued wisdom.

The Civil Rights Movement and Politics Today

Biographer discusses MLK’s legacy, contemporary impact

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch presented the lecture “Myths and Miracles From the King Years” on Tuesday, October 1 at the Law School. The talk was part of the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture’s year-long series, “Africana World.”

Branch began his talk by discussing his upbringing in Atlanta, Georgia, calling himself a “white Southerner who grew up in the middle of it all.” His roots inspired him to study the Civil Rights Movement and become a biographer of Martin Luther King, Jr.