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April 25, 2008 LaBarge PHIL 8 Response to Reading Questions Walzer portrays many of his communitarian beliefs throughout his writings in his collection titled “Spheres of Justice . ” It seems that Walzer values the inherent good in people, in that he speaks of the need to be hospitable to “strangers . ” He also insinuates that humans are worth a lot, and should feel a sense of equality . His stance on immigrants, that we should let them enter and give them the chance to become full citizens, also supports this . He makes his case using powerful imagery and thought provoking reasoning . Walzer begins by discussing the beginning of each state, he makes a brilliant point that everyone, in effect, was an alien and was given the choice to become a citizen . This leads one to wonder why shouldn’t aliens now be able to become citizens . He also goes on to describe the process of naturalization and speculates whether citizenship should go hand in hand with residency . The picture of slavery is pained, through Walzer’s depiction of what
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