Reflections on ‘Ethics’, ‘Morality’ and ‘Responsibility’ after the Holocaust
In A marvellous film, Breaker Morrant, the lead character, Harry Morrant, on trial for following orders to execute Boer prisoners during the Boer War in South Africa (1899–1902), notes, as he is on his way to the firing squad: ‘these days it is so very easy to be on the wrong side.’ Harry phrased, concisely and eloquently, a central moral question: How does one choose, or even know, the ‘right’ side when so many choices appear morally repugnant?
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