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  - Claire Leavitt - Goodreads

This was on my PhD qualifying-exams list for IR, but it's one of the best books I've ever read regardless. Walzer's one of a kind. Read full review


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