Neste texto de Howard Zinn, o autor pensa a relação entre lei e justiça. Somos justos quando aplicamos a lei? Lei e justiça "andam de mãos dadas"?
"The Problem is Civil Obedience
1970 from the Zinn Reader, Seven Stories Press
By Howard Zinn
Transcript of my opening statement in the debate at Johns Hopkins. It was included in a book published by Johns Hopkins Press in 1972, entitled Violence: The Crisis of American Confidence. - Howard Zinn
I start from the supposition that the world is topsy-turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power, that the wealth is distributed in this country and the world in such a way as not simply to require small reform but to require a drastic reallocation of wealth. I start from the supposition that we don't have to say too much about this because all we have to do is think about the state of the world today and realize that things are all upside down. ...