Glenn Reynolds on Brian Leiter on Budget Cuts

From Glenn’s InstaPundit post:

BRIAN LEITER ON BUDGET CUTS: “At some point these acts of brazen viciousness are going to lead to a renewed philosophical interest in the question of when acts of political violence are morally justified.” This whole “new civility” business just isn’t working out as promised. On the other hand, it is working out pretty much as expected.

Now I should say that I’m all in favor of “philosophical interest in the question of when acts of political violence are morally justified”; it is a subject of enduring moral and philosophical significance, and without question sometimes such acts are justified against some governments. My sense from Prof. Leiter’s post, though, is that he is hinting at more than just a philosophical inquiry — though perhaps I’m mistaken.

UPDATE: See also my coblogger Ken Anderson’s observations.