The President of Good and Evil by Peter Singer
Scott O’Reilly reviews Peter Singer’s review of George W. Bush’s statements on ethics.
Inquiring after the ethics of George W. Bush might seem to many like a Herculean task, and possibly doomed to failure, but worth a try anyway. Peter Singer, one of the world's best-known philosophers, has taken up this daunting challenge in his The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush, and the result is a superbly instructive lesson on the strengths and limits of applying the methods of philosophy to current events.
Immanuel Kant once wrote that “out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.