Darrel Moellendorf believes that our political choices should be
guided by moral principles attending to interests of people throughout
the world, that the interests of compatriots do not necessarily take priority
over the interests of foreigners, that people in rich and powerful
countries ought to do much more than they do now to help poor and
oppressed foreigners, and that the justification of these moral
demands properly expresses a perspective of equal respect for all individuals
everywhere. At each of these points, he and I are fellowcosmopolitans.
I greatly admire the diversity and cogency of the
arguments through which he defends this cosmopolitan framework. I
also admire his commitment to fill in this framework through forthright
statement and ingenious defence of many specific and controversial
cosmopolitan claims. Agree with him or not, he stakes out
important, connected positions whose assessment is bound to clarify
the nature of international justice.