What If There Is No Ethical Way to Act in Syria Now?

Moral philosophers around the world confess they’re at a loss.

by Sigal Samuel, April 13, 2018, The Atlantic website

“For seven years now, America has been struggling to understand its moral responsibility in Syria. For every urgent argument to intervene against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the mass killing of civilians, there were ready responses about the risks of causing more destruction than could be averted, or even escalating to a major war with other powers in Syria. In the end, American intervention there has been tailored mostly to a narrow perception of American interests in stopping the threat of terror. But the fundamental questions are still unresolved: What exactly was the moral course of action in Syria? And more urgently, what—if any—is the moral course of action now?”

Continue reading this compelling article at The Atlantic website

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