Problem

Misconceived moral equivalence

Incidence:
During the Cold War evidence was presented to demonstrate that on both sides of the Iron Curtain people were suffering and that equivalent practices and institutions (such as espionage, torture, propaganda, and elitism) had developed. It was therefore argued that morally there was no great difference between them and that indeed they were converging towards greater similarity. Moral equivalence was used as a cover for left-wing tendencies sympathetic to terrorism. It can also mask a sympathy for third world totalitarianism.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality Education
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET