Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 July 2012

200 Pages

ISBN: 9780748649624

Bookseller Code (06)

Freedom from Past Injustices

A Critical Evaluation of Claims for Inter-Generational Reparations

Nahshon Perez

Published by Edinburgh University Press

There is a widespread belief that contemporary citizens should take responsibility for rectifying past wrongs. Nahshon Perez challenges this view, questioning attempts to aggregate dead wrongdoers with living people, and examining ideas of intergenerational collective responsibility with great suspicion. He distinguishes sharply between those who are indeed unjustly enriched by past wrongs, and those who are not.