At In These Times, Kristian Williams reviews Judith Butler’s Frames of War:
Butler proposes an ethics of active non-violence based on the acknowledgment of what all human beings share—the precariousness of life, and our dependency on others for its continuation. In other words, we all (at least at times) depend on others for our survival; therefore (at least in principle) we all have some obligation to others, those whose survival may come to depend on us. This interdependency is an inherent feature of our humanity. It traces out the limit of any simple notions of individualism or self-sufficiency. And at the same time, the lines of interdependence cut across all categories of group identity—race, class, gender, family, tribe, or nation.
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