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Just war against terror : the burden of American power in a violent world

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2003.
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Elshtain (social and political ethics, U. of Chicago) makes a case for the use of military force to combat terrorism. Aimed at political scientists and the interested general reader, the text begins with an analysis of the meanings embedded in the different ways in which the terrorist attacks of September 11 have been described. Other topics include the requirements for a "just war," the responses of academics and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Bethke Elshtain
ISBN: 0465019102 9780465019106 0465019110 9780465019113
OCLC Number: 51177585
Description: xi, 240 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: 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 --
The problem with peace --
Encountering Islamist fundamentalism --
States and self-defense in a dangerous time --
American power and responsibility.
Responsibility: Jean Bethke Elshtain.
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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  Read more...

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"A fascinating introduction to the arguments that have informed thousands of years of just-war scholarship."

 
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