“For the Greatest Good of the Greatest Number”: Examining the Ethical Dilemmas of Whistleblowing

In this fourth post in my series on loyalty, I reflect on the ethical and moral questions surrounding whistleblowing. The key question I explore here has its roots in Michael Sanders' moral philosophical question: 'what is the right thing to do?' I refer to whistleblowing as the calling out of moral or ethical misdemeanors that …

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Is Loyalty a Requirement for Citizenship?

I had implied in my first article in this series that loyalty is a requirement for citizenship. My friend, Omowumi Ogunrotimi, did not agree. She argued that if citizenship is acquired by birth, then a person need not meet any pre-conditions for it. I contend that this view only partially reflects the reality - as …

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