Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Just war for dummies

Courtesy of Avishai Margalit and Michael Walzer:
Conduct your war in the presence of noncombatants on the other side with the same care as if your citizens were the noncombatants.
See how easy this is? Try it! I'm sure you'll like it.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This entry would make more sense if the word "citizens" was replaced with "daughters". Citizens are useful for: paying taxes, purchasing useless crap from corporations, working for corporations (preferably without unions or single-payer health care), killing & dying in one-sided "wars" which only benefit corporations, blindly voting for and idolizing ad-agency created politicians, etc,etc, etc. Daughters (and perhaps some sons), on the other hand --- priceless.