Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World

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Basic Books, 2004 - History - 251 pages
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Jean Bethke Elshtain advocates "just war" in times of crisis and mounts a reasoned attack against the anti-war contingent in American intellectual life. Advocating an ethic of responsibility, Elshtain forces us to ask tough questions not only about the nature of terrorism, but about ourselves. This paperback edition features a new introduction by the author, addressing the Iraq war and other events in the Middle East.
  

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Review: Just War Against Terror: The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World

User Review  - Jason Dotson - Goodreads

This is a through analysis regarding the ethical foundations of just war in the context of terrorism. Initially, it seemed as though too much time had passed since the original publication in 2002 ... Read full review

Review: Just War Against Terror: The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World

User Review  - Robert Giambo - Goodreads

The author provides a concise summary of the "just war doctrine" and its applicability to the US response to terror attacks. Read full review

Contents

WHAT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 11?
11
WHAT IS AT STAKE?
28
WHAT IS A JUST WAR?
48
IS THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM JUST?
61
THE ACADEMY RESPONDS TO TERROR
73
TAKING TERRORISTS AT THEIR WORD
87
WHERE IS THE LEGACY OF NIEBUHR AND TILLICH?
101
THE PULPIT RESPONDS TO TERROR
114
ENCOUNTERING ISLAMIST FUNDAMENTALISM
141
STATES AND SELFDEFENSE IN A DANGEROUS TIME
152
AMERICAN POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY
163
FOUR BRAVE WOMEN
176
EPILOGUE TO THE 2004 EDITION
184
WHAT WERE FIGHTING FOR
195
NOTES
221
INDEX
240

THE PROBLEM WITH PEACE
127

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Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at The University of Chicago. She is the author of over four hundred essays in scholarly journals and journals of civic opinion, and some one hundred and seventy five book reviews, and was a contributing editor at The New Republic. Among her books are Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy (Basic, 2001), Just War Against Terror (Basic, 2003) and Democracy on Trial (Basic, 1995). She lives in Nashville, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois.

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