Boris Johnson and a ‘Veil of Ignorance’

As Boris Johnson falls victim to his government’s disastrous COVID-19 policy, can we hope for a new age of empathetic politics?

In John Rawles’ 1971 book ‘Theory of Justice’, he wrote about a thought experiment which would come to be known as the ‘Veil of Ignorance’. In it, Rawls proposed that the only way for a…