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This article analyzes the philosophy of John Rawls. Rawls saw his life's work as imagining a moral order realistic enough to redeem a credence in man's moral nature. Rawls also held that belief in man's goodness can itself be crucial for keeping human evil from being human destiny. After the war, Rawls's constant companion was hope: hope that humans can do the right thing for its own sake, hope that citizens can favor the common over division—and so hope that man can sustain a just society and a peaceable world.
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