REVIEW: “Among the Dead Cities” by A. C. Grayling.

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.

WHY WE (SHOULD) FIGHT: The people of Afghanistan are the moral leaders of our time. (Nov 2009)

Part 1 Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of chaos. About that, I think we can all be agreed. The NATO mission there has reached an impasse. It is losing both men and ground to the insurgents, and it is propping up a regime that is looking decidedly ineffectual and whose legitimacy has been seriously … Continue reading WHY WE (SHOULD) FIGHT: The people of Afghanistan are the moral leaders of our time. (Nov 2009)