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I have no theory for this injustice (yet)


When Ken came through on book tour a couple of weeks ago, I gave him a copy of John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice. Later on his book tour, while in Houston, his rental car was parked outside the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Someone smashed a window of the car and took Ken’s laptop bag.

His laptop computer wasn’t in the bag, nor was his iPad. There was, however, a copy of Ken’s new book, Trespassing Across America. The thief took Ken’s book but left the copy of A Theory of Justice.

There must be some meaning in this. Ken is just the man to figure out what it is.



  1. Ken wrote:

    My book was in my laptop bag and Rawls’ wasn’t, so I don’t think they were making a thoughtful selection. (Wish I had a cleverer “theory of crime/justice.” 🙂 If they would have taken the time to look, they wouldn’t have even taken my bag because there was hardly anything in it. (I’m guessing this sort of heist is a very quick and practiced operation.)I am, though, happy they left your copy of Rawls behind. I’ve been eager to read it for years.

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  2. daltoni wrote:

    Conor Friedersdorf, a libertarian brat who has been getting off on scolding San Francisco liberals in The Atlantic, recently had a piece on how San Francisco is the capital of “smash and grab” car break-ins:

    If every car had a copy of “A Theory of Justice” in it, maybe society would improve and the crime rate would drop.

    And maybe Conor Friedersdorf would be more at home in Houston.

    Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

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