Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations

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

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This is an interesting but flawed book. The author skillfully uses historical illustrations to bring the moral challenges of war into focus and these provide great insight. For the most part the ... Read full review

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

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well, it is an interesting philosophical discussion of the morality of war. And very readable too. But written rather a long time ago (the 1970s) and informed by Vietnam, and the world is rather a ... 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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