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The course investigates the political principle of equality and its relationship to the pursuit of justice in the context of United States politics past and present. The course will examine multiple dimensions of equality, including equality in nature, equality before the law, and equality among races, sexes and religions. The course will consider both affirmations and critiques of equality as a political strategy and examine its value for US politics.