Book Description: â€śFor Michael Sandel, justice is not a spectator sport,â€ť The Nationâ€™s reviewer of Justice remarked. In his acclaimed bookâ€”based on his legendary Harvard courseâ€”Sandel offers a rare education in thinking through the complicated issues and controversies we face in public life today. It has emerged as a most lucid and engaging guide for those who yearn for a more robust and thoughtful public discourse. â€śIn terms we can all understand,â€ť wrote Jonathan Rauch in The New York Times, Justice â€śconfronts us with the concepts that lurk . . . beneath our conflicts.â€ť Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, national service, the moral limits of marketsâ€”Sandel relates the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well. Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wiseâ€”an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life.