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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User Review  - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing

This book probably deserves 4 stars. So why only 3? Because I'm not a moral philosopher, lawyer, military historian, etc. and this was a very long read for me. That said, I did 'like' it and, moreover ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

I thought the initial portion of the book asks some good questions and contains some thought provoking analysis. However, towards the latter part of the book I found myself disagreeing with the author ... 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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