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Publish Date: 11:22 - 02 March 2013
TEHRAN, YJC. Matthew Krammer, Professor of Legal and Political Philosophy at the University of Cambridge believes that if something is regarded as moral or immoral it must be considered so for all societies.

Professor Matthew Krammer said "Although self-criticism is regarded as an indication of a free society, this very phenomenon can at times confuse some people.”

"That is, instead of tending its own problems, a society may use other societies' mistakes to dodge it own,” he added.

He said that what happens is that a kind of projection settles in and societies highlight problems of others to shun away from their own responsibilities.

Author of Where Law and Morality Meet stated "Besides restrictive societies, societies like the US also make use of this double standard and sometimes try to hide their own mistakes and errors by highlighting the mistakes of others.”

"This is one side of the story. The other side of using double standards is to use something equally for all nations whether it is regarded as moral or immoral,” he asserted.

"For example,” added the author of Legal Theory, Political Theory, and Deconstruction "the US makes use of double standards. Sometimes it condemns a deed in one country and condones it in another.”

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