The President of Good &
Evil, Peter Singer's timely and searching new book,
is in effect an ethics tutorial
directed toward the leader of the "free world."
Singer, professor of bioethics at Princeton University, gives Bush
a D, if not an outright fail.
The bulk of the book is a litany of moral inconsistencies
and failures, of persistent hypocrisy and doublethink.
Singer's method is to contrast
Bush's enunciations of principle with the realities
of his policies, finding repeatedly that political
expediency triumphs over
declarations of principle.