Thirteen Years Since 9/11. What Have We Learned? [Video]
Steve Simpson interviews Elan Journo on some of the lessons we can draw from what we have witnessed in the Middle East, during the thirteen years since 9/11. How should we judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Who is the enemy? How should we think of ISIS?
Additional points covered:
- How conventional morality — the notion of altruism, i.e., the idea that self-sacrifice for the sake of others is the essence of morality — crippled our military response to 9/11.
- Why the Bush doctrine of spreading democracy in the Middle East was doomed to fail.
- The nature of the enemy: Who are they and what drives them?
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