The Constitution was written to protect individual sovereignty, but we have gradually allowed a regime of public morality and intolerance to replace that inheritance from the Founders. That’s the thesis of a new book by Elizabeth Price Foley. An expert on health care law and bioethics, Foley explains “the morality of American law,” then applies those principles to marriage; sex; reproduction; medical care; and food, drug, and alcohol regulation to show how far we’ve strayed from the Constitution’s promise of liberty for all. William Galston, a former adviser to President Clinton and an expert on family policy, will offer comments. Please join us for what promises to be an entertaining and informative exchange.
Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality
(Yale University Press, 2006)
Featuring the author Elizabeth Price Foley, Professor of Law, Florida International University, and with comments by William A. Galston, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.