Just and unjust wars: a moral argument with historical illustrations

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Basic Books, Dec 19, 1977 - History - 361 pages
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A classic treatment of the morality of war written by one of our country's leading philosophers, with a new introduction considering the wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. Just and Unjust Wars examines a variety of conflicts in order to understand exactly why, according to Walzer,"the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity." Walzer's classic work draws on historical illustrations that range all the way from the Athenian attack on Melos to this morning's headlines, and uses the testimony of participantsdecision makers and victims aliketo examine the moral issues of warfare.

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Review: Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations

User Review  - Steven Shinder - Goodreads

Walzer raises some good points, such as the fact that some soldiers take their anger out on other soldiers when they are mad at those who put them in the battlefield. A lot of good historical evidence throughout. Read full review

Review: Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations

User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

A well-written and well-reasoned analysis of justice in warfare and the justice of warfare. Read full review

Contents

The Crime of War
21
The Rules of War
34
Law and Order in International Society
51
Copyright

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About the author (1977)

Michael Walzer is Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

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