Shortly after the fall of the Shah in 1979 the French philosopher Michel Foucault visited Ayatollah Kohmeini’s new theocratic regime and was delighted with what he saw. On his return from Tehran, Foucault was asked about the violence there, and the fact that the so-called “Islamic Revolution” was viciously persecuting its political opponents. “They don’t … Continue reading The ‘Problem’ of Evil.
A thought provoking and troubling read that is all the more powerful for being so reasonably argued. Here Grayling sets about a moral examination of the Allied bombing campaign during WW2 with his usual calm and clarity. The Allied campaign, and, by implication, the Allied powers, don’t emerge looking particularly healthy under such penetrating illumination. … Continue reading REVIEW: “Among the Dead Cities” by A. C. Grayling.