The Moral Realism of Europe’s Refugee Hypocrisy

In his column for Foreign Policy, CIC Senior Fellow James Traub examines the difference between Europe’s treatment of Syrians and Ukrainians as evidence of racism—and reality.

"When it’s your brother or sister in distress, you don’t think about whether there’s enough to go around. The farmer who took in the Maslovas said he 'couldn’t stay indifferent.' Yet I remember Poles telling me that if Syrians really loved their country, they would have stayed there and fought."

Read the full article at Foreign Policy here.

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Mar 21, 2022
James Traub
Europe, Syria