Should We Treat Countrymen Differently Than Foreigners?


Amartya Sen considers what Hume would have to say about human connectedness and global justice. Geoffrey Cameron thinks, despite renewed nationalism in several important countries, that humanity is coming together:

[W]e remain irreversibly conscious of the oneness of humanity, by virtue of our personal experience and the reach of media and commerce, and we still cannot ignore its implications for global justice. Hume saw this dawing consciousness some 250 years ago.