Wednesday, September 4, 2013

[PHI 2200] Can "weakness" be a virtue?

One of the reasons in favor of a military operation in Syria, it seems, is that the US would look weak if it doesn't act against Syria.

Jon Stewart raises an interesting question: "Why does holding back look like weakness? Isn't it maturity?" In other words, for the stronger side in a conflict, would the virtuous thing to do be to attack with force or to refrain from attacking?

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