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Cushman, Thomas 1959-

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Works: 34 works in 122 publications in 2 languages and 6,761 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Church history 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JC585, 323.090511
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A matter of principle ; humanitarian arguments for war in Iraq ( Book )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
The purpose of this volume is to provide the not often heard liberal internationalist argument for the war in Iraq. The contributors are all well known journalists, political figures, public intellectuals, and scholars who support the war solely on humanitarian grounds. Not conservative, not liberal, but a third. Current debates over the motives, ideological justifications, and outcomes of the war with Iraq have been strident and polarizing. A Matter of Principle is the first volume gathering critical voices from around the world to offer an alternative perspective on the prevailing pro war and anti war positions. The contributors, political figures, public intellectuals, scholars, church leaders, and activists, represent the most powerful views of liberal internationalism. Offering alternative positions that challenge the status quo of both, the left and the right, these essays claim that, in spite of the inconsistent justifications provided by the United States and its allies and the conflict ridden process of social reconstruction, the war in Iraq has been morally justifiable on the grounds that Saddam Hussein was a brutal tyrant, a flagrant violator of human rights, a force of global instability and terror, and a threat to world peace. The authors discuss the limitations of the current system of global governance, which tolerates gross violations of human rights and which has failed to prevent genocide in places such as Bosnia and Rwanda. They also underscore the need for reform in international institutions and international law. At the same time, these essays do not necessarily attempt to apologize for the mistakes, errors, and deceptions in the way the Bush administration has handled the war. Disputing the idea that the only true liberal position on the war is to be against it, this volume charts an invaluable third course, a path determined by a strong liberal commitment to human rights, solidarity with the oppressed, and a firm stand against fascism, totalitarianism, and tyranny. The scholarship contained in this collection is superior it includes the leading and most sophisticated advocates of liberal internationalism from the worlds of the academy, politics and the media. The arguments are complex and nuanced, and contribute to a new understanding of the Iraq war, Richard A. Wilson, Director of the Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut, this is a first rate collection. By bringing together isolated, important, and at times iconoclastic voices on the issue of the invasion of Iraq, The Third Force makes for critical and provocative reading, Michael Barnett, Stassen Professor of International Relations, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
This time we knew : western responses to genocide in Bosnia by Thomas Cushman( Book )
13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
And yet, while knowledge abounds, so do rationalizations for non-intervention in Balkan affairs - the threshold of "real" genocide had yet to be reached in Bosnia; all sides were equally guilty; Islamic fundamentalism in Bosnia is a threat to the West; it will only end when they all tire of killing each other - to name but a few. This Time We Knew punctures once and for all common excuses for Western inaction in the face of incontrovertible evidence of the most egregious crimes against humanity to occur in Europe since World War II
Notes from underground : rock music counterculture in Russia by Thomas Cushman( Book )
9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
The religious in responses to mass atrocity : interdisciplinary perspectives by Thomas Brudholm( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
A peculiar and fascinating aspect of many responses to mass atrocities is the creative and eclectic use of religious language and frameworks. Some crimes are so extreme that they 'cry out to heaven', drawing people to employ religious vocabulary to make meaning of and to judge what happened, to deal with questions of guilt and responsibility, and to re-establish hope and trust in their lives. Moreover, in recent years, religious actors have become increasingly influential in worldwide contexts of conflict-resolution and transitional justice
Handbook of human rights by Thomas Cushman( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
"In mapping out the field of human rights for those studying and researching within both humanities and social science disciplines, the Handbook of Human Rights provides not only a solid foundation for the reader who wants to learn the basic parameters of the field, but also promotes new thinking and frameworks for the study of human rights in the twenty-first century. The Handbook comprises of nearly sixty individual contributions from key figures around the world, which are grouped according to eight key areas of discussion: - foundations and critiques - new frameworks for understanding human rights - world religious traditions and human rights - social, economic, group and collective rights - critical perspectives on human rights organizations, institutions, and practices - law and human rights - narrative and aesthetic dimension of rights - geographies of rights In its presentation and analysis of the traditional core history and topics, critical perspectives, human rights culture, and current practice, this Handbook proves a valuable resource for all students and researchers with an interest in human rights"--
Christopher Hitchens and his critics : terror, Iraq, and the left by Simon Cottee( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Christopher Hitchens - political journalist, cultural critic, public intellectual and self-described contrarian - is one of the most controversial and prolific writers of his generation. His most recent book, God Is Not Great, was on the New York Times bestseller list in 2007 for months. Like his hero, George Orwell, Hitchens is a tireless opponent of all forms of cruelty, ideological dogma, religious superstition and intellectual obfuscation. Once a socialist, he now refers to himself as an unaffiliated radical. As a thinker, Hitchens is perhaps best viewed as post-ideological, in that his intellectual sources and solidarities are strikingly various (he is an admirer of both Leon Trotsky and Kingsley Amis) and cannot be located easily at any one point on the ideological spectrum. Since leaving Britain for the United States in 1981, Hitchens's thinking has moved in what some see as contradictory directions, but he remains an unapologetic and passionate defender of the Enlightenment values of secularism, democracy, free expression, and scientific inquiry. The global turmoil of the recent past has provoked intense dispute and division among intellectuals, academics, and other commentators. Hitchens's writing during this time, particularly after 9/11, is an essential reference point for understanding the genesis and meaning of that turmoil - and the challenges that accompany it. This volume brings together Hitchens's most incisive reflections on the war on terror, the war in Iraq, and the state of the contemporary Left. It also includes a selection of critical commentaries on his work from his former leftist comrades, a set of exchanges between Hitchens and various left-leaning interlocutors (such as Studs Terkel, Norman Finkelstein, and Michael Kazin), and an introductory essay by the editors on the nature and significance of Hitchens's contribution to the world of ideas and public debate. In response, Hitchens provides an original afterword, written for this collection
George Orwell : into the twenty-first century by Thomas Cushman( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Critical theory and the war in Croatia and Bosnia by Thomas Cushman( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Human rights in the War on Terror by Richard Wilson( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
"This volume brings together leading international lawyers, policy-makers, activists and scholars in the field of human rights to evaluate the impact on human rights of the 'war on terror', as well as to develop a counter-terror strategy which takes human rights seriously. While some contributors argue that war is necessary in defence of liberal democracy, others assert that it is time to move away from the war model towards a new paradigm based upon respect for human rights, an internationally coordinated anti-terror justice strategy and a long-term political vision that can reduce the global tensions that generate a political constituency for terrorists."--Jacket
Matter of principle humanitarian arguments for war in Iraq ( file )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Addresses delivered at the fiftieth anniversary of the Society of the New Jerusalem at Bridgewater, Mass., May 29th, 1883 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1883 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Post-communist cultural studies ( serial )
in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Essays on human rights ( serial )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Justice and social reconstruction in Bosnia-Herzegovina in global perspective ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Genocidal Rupture and Performative Repair in Global Civil Society : Reconsidering the Discourse of Apology in the Face of Mass Atrocity by Thomas Cushman( Article )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The Religious in Responses to Mass Atrocity by Thomas Brudholm( Article )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Constructing the Soviet other: Reputation and representation in Western Sovietology by Thomas Cushman( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
The Human Rights Case for the War in Iraq : a Consequentialist View by Thomas Cushman( Article )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A matter or principle : humanitarian arguments for war in Iraq ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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