Category Archives: Ethic of reciprocity

There’s Blood on Their Hands—Lots of It

The recent massacre of civilians in Paris was horrific, unconscionable, and despicable—as has been the response in Paris, the US, and elsewhere in the West. Revenge, revenge, revenge is the resonating cry. The innocent victims of the terrorist attacks did … Continue reading

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The day they laid down their swords and shields

This week is the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Christmas Truce among the World War I combatants in Europe.  It has been memorialized in films such as Joyeux Noel .  It is memorialized every year in a stirring musical production (“All … Continue reading

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