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A Moral Dilemma…


A veteran war correspondent and human rights campaigner weighs in with a certain brutal focus. It is a very tempting sort of “clarity”:

My own moral intuitions line up along the lines of something like this: “While the majority of the Russian people (and, by extension, the predominance of these hapless Russian cannon fodders) should in no way be considered ‘guilty’ for this barbarian war, yet they are also at least complicit, or responsible, because they are beneficiaries of the system which is carrying it out, and which acts in their name and with their overly passive acquiescence.”

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