Terror and civil liberties

by Chris Bertram on November 17, 2003

The “Constitutions, Democracy and the Rule of Law”:http://ci.columbia.edu/ci/c250/symposia/constitutions/constitutions_vid_archive.html symposium is online at Columbia. I’ve only listened to some of the October 17th proceedings: specifically Jerry Cohen’s “Casting the First Stone: Who Can, and Who Can’t, Blame the Terrorists?” which argues that those who put terrorists in the position that they can only use morally unacceptable means thereby disqualify themselves from complaining about the the morally unacceptable acts terrorists then perform. (Thanks to Lwandile Sisilana for email about this.)

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