Debate: The Case against the Comprehensive Enrolment of Children


  • I am grateful to Christina Cameron for raising a number of powerful objections to the view I hold. For helpful comments or conversation, I also thank Tim Fowler, Victor Tadros, Andrew Walton and an anonymous referee for the Journal of Political Philosophy. I am particularly grateful to Andrew Williams who, some fifteen years ago, suggested that the comprehensive enrolment of children is not obviously permissible on liberal grounds, and who has improved my arguments in countless ways.