If hindsight is 20/20, wouldn't it be nice to see what people in the future would think about us? What present day practices will future generations condemn as "evil"? The New York Times blogger Ross Douthat points readers to K. Anthony Appiah who has some thoughts on the subject. It's well worth some consideration.
The Judgment of the Future
From the New York Times
Today’s op-ed provocation belongs to K. Anthony Appiah, who speculates on what moral evils future generations might condemn our era for tolerating or even blessing. He suggests the following rubric for predicting shifts in moral sentiment: ...