Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World
Inspired by the surge in global terrorism and violence, one of America's foremost political philosophers mounts an impassioned defense of just war against terror. Jean Bethke Elshtain advocates just war in times of crisis and mounts a reasoned attack against the anti-war contingent in American intellectual life. Advocating an ethic of responsibility, Elshtain forces us to ask tough questions not only about the nature of terrorism, but about ourselves. This paperback edition features a new introduction by the author, addressing the Iraq war and other events in the Middle East.
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Last year, dismayed at the attitudes toward the war on terror exhibited by many of his fellow liberals, the philosopher Michael Walzer published a controversial essay titled "Can There Be a Decent ... Read full review
This is jingoistic nonsense. I couldn't read two consecutive pages without finding something I could flat out refute.
WHAT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 11?
WHAT IS AT STAKE?
WHAT IS A JUST WAR?
IS THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM JUST?
THE ACADEMY RESPONDS TO TERROR
TAKING TERRORISTS AT THEIR WORD
WHERE IS THE LEGACY OF NIEBUHR AND TILLICH?
THE PULPIT RESPONDS TO TERROR
ENCOUNTERING ISLAMIST FUNDAMENTALISM
STATES AND SELFDEFENSE IN A DANGEROUS TIME
AMERICAN POWER AND RESPONSIBILITY
FOUR BRAVE WOMEN
EPILOGUE TO THE 2004 EDITION
WHAT WERE FIGHTING FOR
THE PROBLEM WITH PEACE
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Just War Against Terror: The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World
Limited preview - 2008