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Nor does he consider other measures the U. Now, the United States in particular does partially conform its actions to the rescue principle by admitting refugees from war and from persecution.

His position is thus comfortably non-extremist. The derivative-statist would maintain that world affairs are at present so structured that, in the long run, each nation had best concentrate on serving its own enlightened self-interest. Strictly speaking, the property right is in the nation's institutions, but Pevnick claims that in practice these will be inextricably linked with a certain territory.

His position is thus comfortably nonextremistThe derivativestatist would

But arguably he, and they, should give more attention to whether a collectivist morality modeled on the familiar individualist morality can simply be added to the latter without producing conflicts. But this is a consideration that comports ill with the highly abstract considerations that dominated the rest of the book. This quasi-property-right gives them considerable latitude in preventing others from enjoying the benefits of living under those institutions and, therefore, in that territory. Nor does he consider the suggestion that the responsibility to provide opportunities for these desperately poor people falls primarily upon other governments, not on that of the U.

Implicitly Pevnick is giving the principle a collectivist extension, so that it binds the actions not only of individuals but also of such collective entities as nations. Though much of his treatise is quite general, Pevnick often focuses on the case of the present-day United States. Let me suggest that no general treatment of immigration can afford thus to ignore cases of the Israeli type. He asserts that, while the U.