The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror

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Penguin Canada, May 15, 2004 - Philosophy - 212 pages
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In the age of terrorism, the tempations of ruthlessness can be overwhelming, must we fight terrorism with terror?

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Review: The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

Solid, if unremarkable. I did like how dealt with the idea that 'extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.' Of course that approach might be worse than the disease, depending on circumstances. Read full review

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User Review  - Darrell - Goodreads

Very well thought through arguments in relation to torture especially. Read full review

Contents

The Ethics of Emergency
25
CHAPTER THREE
54
CHAPTER FOUR
82
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Michael Ignatieff, born in Toronto in 1947, and educated at the University of Toronto and Harvard and Cambridge universities, has written television programs for the BBC, novels, and works of nonfiction. He has also authored essays and reviews for several publications including The New York Times. From 1990-93, he wrote a weekly column on international affairs for The Observer. His family memoir, The Russian Album, received Canada's Governor General Award in 1988. His second novel, Scar Tissue, was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1993. Other nonfiction works include A Just Measure of Pain, the Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution and the Warrior's Honor: Ethic War and the Modern Conscience.

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