Moral Nihilism

Mark A LeVine, who is apparently a professor of modern Middle Eastern history, culture, and Islamic studies at the University of California, Irvine, has penned a critique of Michael Walzer’s recent piece on the justness of Israel’s war against Hezbollah. In the course of spelling-out a rambling argument, he uncorks this gem:

To begin with, Walzer utterly fails to understand that his descriptions of Hezbollah and Hamas– an “enemy whose hostility is extreme, explicit, unrestrained, and driven by an ideology of religious hatred,” or later as a movement that “does not recognize the legal and moral principle of noncombatant immunity” could, sadly, be used to describe the views of the Israeli government and the IDF towards Palestinians, and now Lebanese.

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