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    Question pristine heights

    Hi there.
    I am not sure what is the meaning of "pristine heights." Please help
    Thank you in advance.

    "To learn that one's grandfather flew a bombing mission over Dresden in the Second World War is one thing; to hear that he killed five little girls and their mother with a shovel is another. We can be sure that he would have killed more women and girls by dropping bombs from pristine heights, and they are likely to have died equally horrible deaths, but his culpability would not appear the same. Indeed, we seem to know, intuitively, that it would take a different kind of person to perpetrate violence of the latter sort. And, as we might expect, the psychological effects of participating in these types of violence are generally distinct."

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    Re: pristine heights

    "Pristine" means clean, un-dirtied. The paragraph says that people dropping bombs from such a height feel the horrific effects of their actions far less than people killing children face-to-face do.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 27-Jun-2016 at 18:18.
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    Re: pristine heights

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    Harris -The end of
    'The end of' what, jaleel?

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    Re: pristine heights

    And Harris who? Or who Harris?

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    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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