Slogans and Wars

Source: Radical Classical Liberals
by Aeon J Skoble

“Activists like slogans, and some slogans are accurate, but philosophical positions are often too nuanced to be captured in a bumper-sticker-length slogan. So in several recent online discussions in which I’ve attempted to explain why Israel is justified in responding to attacks by Hamas, I’ve encountered people saying that because they’re libertarian, they are anti-war, and therefore I must be a bad libertarian. That’s wrong, and one reason it goes wrong has to do philosophy’s resistance to bumper-sticker sloganeering.” (05/31/21)