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Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations (Paperback)
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Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 11/08/2015
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Just and Unjust Wars forever changed the way we think about the ethics of conflict. First published in 1977 and now brought up to the present with a new preface and postscript, this classic work by political philosopher Michael Walzer examines the moral issues that arise before, during, and after the wars we fight. Reaching from the Athenian attack on Melos, to the Mai Lai massacre, to Afghanistan and beyond, Walzer mines historical accounts and the testimony of participants, decision makers, and victims to explain when war is justified and what ethical limitations apply to those who wage it.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780465052714
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 366 g
Dimensions: 213 x 270 x 30 mm
Edition: 5th edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A magnificent book, an honor to its writer...a book that makes for a return of civilized discussion of the question of the morality of war."-- New York Review of Books
"A passionate defense of the old principle of non-combatant immunity.... [Walzer] is both thorough and persuasive in his exploration of a very intricate subject."-- Washington Post
"A classic in the field."-- New York Times
"One of the most significant modern restatements of just-war thinking."-- Nation
"A clear, humane, and startingly original survey of the moral issues that complicate modern war-making."--Atlantic

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