Loyalty to ones group is not necessarily a virtue, as the horrors of Nazi Germany amply demonstrated. On the contrary, a commitment to group loyaltya standing order to abandon ones principles for the sake of the groupis irrational whether one subscribes to moral absolutism or to moral relativism.
|Other Independent Review articles by Laurie L. Calhoun|
|Fall 2011||The Silencing of Soldiers|
|Winter 2011||Political Philosophers on War: Arguments inside the Just War Box|
|Winter 2006||Michael Walzer on Just War Theorys Critical Edge: More Like a Spoon Than a Knife|
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