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9 August 2007

1st Prop: Giles Robertson

Giles Robertson of Cambridge B is speaking first

Major points:
1. Truth is not absolute
2. Fundamental dishonesty of war.

1. Truth must be balanced against lives etc.

Consequences of truth coming out usually not met until years after the war is over.

State violates rights all of the time in war. Eg. Intership
WW2 no elections in britain.

No such thing as an objective value of truth.

State lies in peacetime. Eg. Witness protection.

2. War is about hiding the truth. We hide details of troop movements.

Hiding information about capabilities. If we are being dishonest about this why draw an artificial line here.

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