A thoughtful, albeit lengthy article on a less violent response to terrorism. Well worth the read.
What next after Paris?:Nonviolent solutions to Violent Politics
Talk to Politics Forum 23/11/15
University of Kent
Every single human being exists in relationship. If we wish those relationships to be peaceable its vital that we practice the golden rule and treat others as we would like to be treated . As Levinas said , we do this best by “accepting unconditional responsibility to and for the welfare of the Other except when that other is causing suffering in which case we have a responsibility to stop the suffering.” This is an important rationale for non violence and its an important understanding in terms of weighing decisions to go to war or not.
The whole point of terrorist political violence is to generate an enemy over reaction that will advance the cause and justify the violence that has occurred and future threats. Unfortunately we ( i.e the…
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