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For the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars was published almost thirty years ago, this volume brings together provocative arguments by preeminent political theorist Michael Walzer on contemporary military conflicts—including the Iraq war—and the ethical issues they raise.

“Walzer has moved the concerns over just war from the periphery of political theory to the very center of our democratic dilemma.”—Garry Wills, New York Review of Books

“If there is such a thing as the American conscience, one of its most important custodians is Michael Walzer. . . . A must read.”—Peter S. Temes, San Francisco Chronicle

“[This] practical guide for the world we live in . . . [is] one of the most important books of the year.”—Aaron Howard, Houston Jewish Herald-Voice

“Accessible and elegantly written . . . [and] essential reading for [both] scholars and practitioners.”—Choice

Synopsis:

Michael Walzer is one of the worlds most eminent philosophers on the subject of war and ethics. Now, for the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars 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 Walzers 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.

Synopsis:

For the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars was published almost thirty years ago, this volume brings together provocative arguments by preeminent political theorist Michael Walzer on contemporary military conflicts--including the Iraq war--and the ethical issues they raise.

About the Author

Michael Walzer is UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than a dozen books, including On Toleration, The Jewish Political Tradition, Volumes I and II, and 50 Years of Dissent, all published by Yale University Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300109788
Author:
Walzer, Michael
Publisher:
Yale Nota Bene
Author:
Walzer, Michael
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Intervention (International law)
Subject:
War
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.4 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Michael Walzer is one of the worlds most eminent philosophers on the subject of war and ethics. Now, for the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars 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 Walzers 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.
"Synopsis" by , For the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars was published almost thirty years ago, this volume brings together provocative arguments by preeminent political theorist Michael Walzer on contemporary military conflicts--including the Iraq war--and the ethical issues they raise.
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