Defending the Indefensible

With Lebanese civilian deaths now well over 300, Alan Dershowitz proposes a “continuum of civilianity.” :

Nor can women and children always be counted as civilians, as some organizations do. Terrorists increasingly use women and teenagers to play important roles in their attacks.

Some civilians, therefore, are less innocent than others. I told you we were trapped in a George Orwell novel, didn’t I?

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