Equal Worth: When Humanity Will Have Peace

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University Press of America, 2012 - Philosophy - 167 pages
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With firsthand experience of oppression and unjust treatment, Adil E. Shamoo claims that the basis for discrimination by class, religion, or ethnic identity is the perceived lack of equal worth among human beings. This book posits three ethical principles by which the concept of equal worth can be used in a practical manner to resolve conflicts and wars. Shamoo utilizes the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Israel-Palestine to demonstrate the lack of morals in resolving these conflicts. He argues that once the principle of equal worth is adopted in foreign policy, humanity will be able to achieve peace.
 

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Contents

Ch01 Morality of Wars
1
Ch02 Modern Policies and Practice of Wars
14
Ch03 Principles of a Moral WarA New Approach
27
Ch04 Terrorism or Insurgency
51
Ch05 War in Afghanistan
67
Ch06 Invasion of Iraq
90
Ch07 PalestinianIsraeli Conflict
130
Ch08 Morals in the Age of One SuperPower
151
Index
165
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Adil E. Shamoo is a senior analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and a professor at the University of Maryland. Dr. Shamoo has written extensively on ethics and public policy in newspapers and has appeared on local, national, and international media.

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