Even the Oppressed Have Obligations

In the wake of the Hamas attack on Israel October 7, Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Science, discusses how, in his view, not every act of resistance is justified.

"In the streets of New York, London, and Paris, and on American college campuses, protesters who consider themselves leftists took the position that oppressed people—Palestinians in this case, but oppressed people more generally—can do no wrong. Any act of 'resistance' is justified, however cruel, however barbaric, however much these protesters would rage against it if it were committed by someone else."

Read more at The Atlantic.