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Moral Asymmetry

Last week, in a piece called Phantom Guilt Syndrome, I argued: "Many of those who use the term 'asymmetric warfare' focus on the asymmetry of military capability, rather than the asymmetry of morality, tactics and intention. This follows from the notion that the ability to defend oneself is a very bad thing indeed, with the exception of certain perceived underdogs, for whom an entirely different moral standard is available."

Today, the estimable Norman Geras has some further thoughts on asymmetry, Israel and Hamas, and the curious moral compass of the latest Guardian leader.