Stories By 'Peter Singer'
In different countries and for different reasons, university admissions policies are under attack. In a Boston courtroom on October 15, a judge will begin hearing a lawsuit claiming that Harvard’s admission process discriminates against Asian-Americans.
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Is the federal government violating the citizens’ constitutional right to a livable planet?
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It is important to concentrate our spare resources on effective aid and help people lead best lives they can
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PRINCETON—The most heart- rending media story of the past month featured children crying after being separated from their parents at the border between the United States and Mexico. US President Donald Trump, after initially defending the separations, yielded to public pressure and signed an executive order ending it. In Europe, too, immigrants made headlines as the ship Aquarius, carrying 629 rescued would-be immigrants, was turned away by Italy’s new populist government, as well as by Malta. That formed the background to a European Union meeting in Brussels, which hammered out a compromise on how to protect Europe’s borders and screen arriving migrants.
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Princeton—Last month, an Egyptian court sentenced Laura Plummer, a 33-year old English shop worker, to three years in prison for smuggling 320 doses of tramadol into the country.
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Princeton—If we can prevent great suffering at no cost to ourselves, we ought to do so. That principle is widely accepted and difficult to dispute.
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