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The lesser evil : political ethics in an age of terror

Author: Michael Ignatieff
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2004] ©2004
Series: Gifford lectures.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Must We Fight Terrorism with terror, match assassination with assassination, and torture with torture? Must we sacrifice civil liberty to protect public safety? In the age of terrorism, the temptations of ruthlessness can be overwhelming. But we are pulled in the other direction, too, by the anxiety that a violent response to violence makes us morally indistinguishable from our enemies. There is perhaps no greater  Read more...
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Ignatieff, Michael.
Lesser evil.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)59302864
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ignatieff
ISBN: 9780748679690 0748679693 9780748671892 0748671897
OCLC Number: 872654361
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 212 pages).
Contents: Democracy and the lesser evil --
The ethics of emergency --
The weakness of the strong --
The strength of the weak --
The temptations of nihilism --
Liberty and armageddon.
Series Title: Gifford lectures.
Responsibility: Michael Ignatieff.

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In the age of terrorism Michael Ignatieff argues that we must not shrink from the use of violence. But its use - in a liberal democracy - must be measured.  Read more...

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