That criticism of Israel--besides other factors like pacifistic
attitudes, concerns about human rights, moral disengagement, and/or the way the media report about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--can also be influenced by antisemitic attitudes is certainly not precluded.
The Enlightenment historian Edward Gibbon famously argued in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that early Christians were too nonviolent, that their pacifistic
tendencies undermined the Roman army's ability to keep out the German barbarians.
They have also both irked renowned pacifistic
protester William Gallas - Nasri by taking Thierry Henry's seat on the France team bus (how dare he sit down in an inappropriate place?
Surely a sangha with a center of gravity firmly settled in a universal ethics socio-moral perspective, whose ethics codes and moral social contract are made to permit evolution of its very center of gravity, would be the ideal forward momentum so sorely needed by the rest of humanity to propel evolution onward, toward more and more effective and pacifistic
moral perspectives and conduct.
But Japanese, out of the searing experience of the Pacific War, had turned pacifistic
, much of the populace hostile to any military matters.
Following the Seven Years' War, the colonies wished to continue to expand their territory westward, while their colonial master wanted them to maintain a pacifistic
It is clear that, in the Islamic tradition, the early Meccan passages from the Qur'an that are pacifistic
were understood to be abrogated by the Medinan passages that legitimate jihad.
Similarly, one may point to Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's rousing depiction of Hindu nationalists' victorious struggle over British forces in Anandamath (1882) by framing the text with anti-Muslim rhetoric and a pacifistic
The other types discussed are the ideal, chosen, spiritual, elitist, free, liberal, egalitarian, racially pure, alternative (counterculture), pacifistic
, open, scientifically rational, and postmodern societies.
They will learn that the Christian Anabaptist, pacifistic
, agricultural Hutterites have lived communally off and on for over 400 years and by now are approaching a North American membership of 40,000 individuals living in almost 400 distinct colonies in South Dakota, Montana, and south-central Canada.
as a good war" be dismissed as pacifistic
nonsense, remember that Benjamin Franklin put it this way back in the 18th century:
We are far removed from the antimodernist assumptions of the Amish, who in their closely knit separatist communities can uphold their pacifistic
principles like all the other rules of their Ordnung--the only shooting their pacifism need withstand being that of tourists' cameras.
The document said peace is not a secular value, as "certain pacifistic
and ideological visions" may hold, and that it involves questions more complex than "summary ethical judgments" allow.
In interpreting the nation's right to collective self-defense under these circumstances, it is necessary to draw the line between what is realistic and a pacifistic
argument that is oversubtle and out of tune with the harsh reality of the international scene.
The "report" actually speaks volumes not about the war or the "experts" but about the intellectual culture of The New York Times itself and the kind of vaguely "progressive" and pacifistic
views on which it bases its allegedly weighty opinions about matters of war and peace and international relations.