Wise Fridays: Civilized Warfare

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Renunciation of chemical and biological warfare, and humane treatment for prisoners of war…are certainly marks of civilized peoples, but on a more fundamental level such matters are little different from a convention requiring cannibals to eat with knives and forks. “Civilized warfare” is inherently a self-contradiction.

–Rabbi David J. Bleich

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Posted on November 13, 2009

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