Just and unjust wars: a moral argument with historical illustrations

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Basic Books, 1992 - Philosophy - 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 participants—decision makers and victims alike—to examine the moral issues of warfare.

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

User Review  - Mark Uberuaga - Goodreads

Michael Walzer's Just and Unjust Wars was written in the wake of Vietnam evaluating the morality of war and calling the use of armed intervention into question. Walzer describes two distinct arenas ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Peter Owens - Goodreads

Dense, but necessary; a careful searching of the terms of just war. 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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