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Read online Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory war crimes and the spoils of war He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved participants decision makers and victims In his introduction to this new edition Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq reminding us once again that the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity by Michael Walzer

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Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations
Title:Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations
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Number of Pages:400
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Politics, History, War, Political science, Military, International relations, Military history, Law
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Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad, In God's Shadow: Politics in the Hebrew Bible, The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions, Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations, Exodus and Revolution, On Toleration, Spheres of Justice: A Defense of Pluralism and Equality, Politics and Passion: Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism, The Revolution of the Saints: A Study in the Origins of Radical Politics, Arguing About War
i The Revolution of the Saints i is a study both historical and sociological of the radical political response of the Puritans to disorder It interprets and analyzes Calvinism as the first modern expression of an unremitting determination to transform on the basis of an ideology the existing political and moral order Michael Walzer examines in detail the circumstances and ideological options of the Puritan intelligentsia and gentry He sees Puritanism in sharp contrast to some generally accepted views as the political theory of intellectuals and gentlemen attempting to create a new government and society, Michael Walzer is one of the world s most eminent philosophers on the subject of war and ethics Now for the first time since his classic i Just and Unjust Wars i was published almost three decades ago this volume brings together his most provocative arguments about contemporary military conflicts and the ethical issues they raise The essays in the book are divided into three sections The first deals with issues such as humanitarian intervention emergency ethics and terrorism The second consists of Walzer s responses to particular wars including the first Gulf War Kosovo Afghanistan and Iraq And the third presents an essay in which Walzer imagines a future in which war might play a less significant part in our lives In his introduction Walzer reveals how his thinking has changed over time Written during a period of intense debate over the proper use of armed force this book gets to the heart of difficult problems and argues persuasively for a moral perspective on war, From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory war crimes and the spoils of war He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved participants decision makers and victims In his introduction to this new edition Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq reminding us once again that the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity, What kinds of political arrangements enable people from different national racial religious or ethnic groups to live together in peace In this book one of the most influential political theorists of our time discusses the politics of toleration Michael Walzer examines five regimes of toleration from multinational empires to immigrant societies and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each regime as well as the varying forms of toleration and exclusion each fosters Walzer shows how power class and gender interact with religion race and ethnicity in the different regimes and discusses how toleration works and how it should work in multicultural societies like the United States br br Walzer offers an eloquent defense of toleration group differences and pluralism moving quickly from theory to practical issues concrete examples and hard questions His concluding argument is focused on the contemporary United States and represents an effort to join and advance the debates about culture war the politics of difference and the disuniting of America Although he takes a grim view of contemporary politics he is optimistic about the possibility of coexistence cultural pluralism and a common citizenship can go together he suggests in a strong and egalitarian democracy br