American After the Terror update

by Yule Heibel on October 23, 2003

A while back I mentioned the dispute in Germany over Ted Honderich’s book, After the Terror. Now there’s an American response by Richard Wolin, Are Suicide Bombings Morally Defensible? in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Good read; this is the conclusion:

Was Honderich’s endorsement of Palestinian suicide bombing anti-Semitic? Technically, no. Yet it could easily be construed in that way. For, in addition to being a (disputable) military gambit, suicide bombings constitute a highly freighted act of political symbolism. They deliver an unambiguous message: All Jews —

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