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“Why do all the good and intelligent people hate the Jews?” This is a question with a lot of unanswered questions, and I’m not the first to ask it. In fact, it might be the simplest one. But I believe it to have the most profound implications when asked in the wake of the recent shooting in Paris that left at least 129 people injured.
The event in question took place at a music festival organized by Jews in the city of Nice. A 22-year-old, named Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, drove a rented pickup truck into a crowd of crowd members. The terror attack left the dead strewn across the pavement, with at least 86 pedestrians and eight cars left dead, many of them children; a further 58 survivors were rescued as the truck slammed into the crowd. At least seven of the injured remained in critical condition the following day.
The event raised the issue of whether the terror attack was an “act of war,” and why. But it also has raised an important but much overlooked question: Is violence inherently evil? I would argue that such attacks are actually the product of violence, a kind of “violent insanity.” This idea appears quite at home in the work of Michael Parenti, the author of Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II, a devastating, yet well-researched treatise on the subject. Parenti also claims that the violent, psychopathic acts perpetrated by those who do not believe in the goodness of others actually reinforce their own beliefs, and even justify the behavior itself.
If the answer to the question of why, when and why not is “violence,” the question must go further. If what’s so bad and wicked about violence is violence, how should we define the term “good” and “evil” (when applied to acts of violence)? And what makes a person or group of people “violent”?
Perhaps the most obvious way of answering that question begins and ends with the question of whether or not violence has any intrinsic moral quality. Or to put it in this new, more scientific-sounding way, have there any features or characteristics that might differentiate a behavior from just any other act?
The definition of violent acts
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