Jason Stanley (Yale) has a piece in today’s Frankfurter Allgemeine, a German newspaper. It is entitled “An Open Letter to the Protestors on the streets of Berlin chanting ‘Jude, Jude, feiges Schwein, komm heraus und kämpf allein’ [Jew, Jew, cowardly pigs, come out and fight]”” which looks at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reactions to it, as well as the ideas of democracy and pluralism, through the lens of Stanley’s family ties to Germany. The piece is in German; a version in English is expected to be published elsewhere soon. UPDATE: it has now been published in English in the Boston Review.
Stanley’s is the latest in a series of articles by philosophers on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, some of which have already been mentioned here at Daily Nous. They include:
- Peter Singer (Princeton), “Ethics in Gaza” at Project Syndicate.
- Michael Walzer (IAS), “Israel Must Defeat Hamas, but also Must Do More to Limit Civilian Deaths” at New Republic.
- Frances Kamm (Harvard), “Taking Just War Seriously in Gaza” in the Boston Review.
- David Enoch (Hebrew), “Amid Gaza’s Horrors, It’s not enough for Israeli’s to Ask: So What Do You Propose?” in Haaretz (alt. link).
Additionally, the NPR show “On Point” will be hosting a discussion this afternoon at 3pm EST about moral issues in the recent conflict in Gaza with Walzer, Lionel McPherson (Tufts), and Michael Newton (Vanderbilt). (via Dirk Felleman)
Please add links to other recent related writings by philosophers, political theorists, etc., in the comments.