A conversation with Brookings Institution scholar William Galston about moral considerations as the Syria crisis continues to unfold; the 50th anniversary of a bombing that killed four African-American girls in a Birmingham, Alabama church; and visiting the graves of one's ancestors during the Jewish High Holy Days.
As the U.S. military buildup continues in the Middle East, debate also continues over the morality of going to war. William Galston, a professor at the School of Public Affairs and the Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at University of Maryland, and George Weigel, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, share their opinions on the subject.
William Galston, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, talks with host Bob Abernethy and managing editor Kim Lawton about the moral choices now as the U.S. decides how to proceed in Syria.
In Libya, fighting continued between Gaddafi loyalists and the rebels despite the international military intervention, and new concerns are now being raised about a potential humanitarian crisis in cities occupied by the rebels. Many other ethical and moral concerns remain. William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, discusses some of those issues with us.
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