Tomorrow Im off to my old hometown (well, one of my old hometowns) San Diego to chair a panel at the 2009 conference of the International Society for Military Ethics (program here). Back Monday.
In the meantime, read this great argument for anarchism. (The author doesnt intend it as an argument for anarchism quite the contrary but his modus tollens is my modus ponens. Briefly, he argues that if it were permissible/obligatory for soldiers to disobey commands in an unjust war, then it would also absurdly be permissible/obligatory for jailers to release prisoners unjustly detained, etc. Um, okay.)
Yeah, what’s up with that whole “justice” thing, anyway?
Greetings from SD. I didn’t know it was a hometown for you. When was that?
2nd through 4th grade. (Roughly 1972-74.)
Ah yes, the formidable elementary years.
Well, if you ever want to grab a beer and shoot the shit about anarchy whenever you make it out here, give me shout. I might be able to round up a few ALLies and make a “meeting” out of it.
Those unintentional arguments for anarchism are often more persuasive than the explicit ones. Someone should collect things like that into a book or web site or something.
A second to Neverfox’s comment: Riverside isn’t far from San Diego, and it would be great to see you while you were here.
Epic win, sir.