At long last, I have finally finished reading Rawls's A Theory of Justice (the revised edition, which appears to be out of print). Now, I just have to read it again, twice. Although I learned a lot that goes beyond the usually-anthologized material, the chief thing I learned is that there is much in the book that looks like it will repay slower, more cautious reading. The book's scope and detail certainly exceeded my expectations. Regrettably, I must now return my copy, since another patron has recalled it to the library—that's why I read the thing at such blinding, unscholarly speed—but I feel at least that I am now in a better position to work with the secondary literature.