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Munich Means Appeasement
By Ed Driscoll · December 19, 2005 08:17 PM · Hollywood, Interrupted

Over at The American Thinker, Hollywood screenwriter/producer Kate Wright does a great job placing Steven Spielberg's new Munich into a broad historical perspective.

At one point, she writes:

Perhaps Mr. Spielberg is entranced by what Professor Jeane Kirkpatrick described as The Myth of Moral Equivalence, the humanist claim that all sides—regardless of core beliefs, tactics and genocides—are somehow valid. Otherwise, Spielberg seems convinced by moral relativism, the position that there is no comprehensive moral truth or truth value, that only personal subjective morality, deriving from social convention, is truly authentic. [That's par for the course in Hollywood--Ed] Even Hollywood publicists will have trouble extricating him from this self-inflicted philosophical quagmire by suggesting that he fall back on the obscure concept of moral pluralism which acknowledges the co-existence of opposing ideas and practices – but does not require that they be equally valid. As a last resort, he may be tempted to gravitate to the nouveau concept of value pluralism. But this stimulates the little mice into over-drive, and begs the fundamental question of our time.

If Israel has no right to exist, then who does?

Indeed.



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