Immobilized by Moral Ambiguity

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2007

Moral ambiguity becomes an excuse for lack of action in Darfur as some claim that the situation is "not as simple as we thought" two years ago when President Bush declared it a genocide. Cast against a tale of the resistance against the Nazis, this ambiguous defense seems nothing but a callous excuse. It is not acceptable to be immobilized by ambiguity, not when women are being raped, children starved, people driven from their homes, routinely slaughtered. Much of life is inherently ambiguous. So if not now, when?

Topic: Political Behavior, Genocide, Human Rights, Diplomacy, International Relations, Politics

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Darfur , United States

Language: English

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