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C.S. Lewis on how equality is like medicine

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“I do not think that equality is one of those things (like wisdom or happiness) which are good simply in themselves and for their own sakes,” said C.S. Lewis. “I think it is in the same class as medicine, which is good because we are ill, or clothes which are good because we are no longer innocent.”

In this video, Lewis explains why legal and economic equality are “absolutely necessary remedies for the Fall, and protection against cruelty.”

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Joe Carter Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

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