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The just war myth : the moral illusions of war

Author: Andrew Fiala
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As war continues to be a primary topic in public debate, Andrew Fiala in The Just War Myth critically examines the concept of just war, arguing that actual wars never live up to the ideals of just war theory. The book provides a historical overview of the just war idea and also turns a critical eye on current events, including the idea of preemptive war, the use of torture, and the unreality of the Bush Doctrine.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fiala, Andrew.
Just War Myth : The Moral Illusions of War.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Fiala
ISBN: 9781461644545 1461644542 1299796303 9781299796300
OCLC Number: 856869394
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: The just war myth and the politics of war --
The myths and memes of political life --
Genealogy of the just war tradition --
Duels and modern wars --
The myth of American exceptionalism --
The preemptive war doctrine --
Torture and terrorism --
Humanitarian intervention and the crusade for democracy --
Jus in bello and the war in Iraq --
The myth of pacifism --
Citizenship, responsibility, and peace.
Responsibility: Andrew Fiala.

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As war continues to be a primary topic in public debate, Andrew Fiala in The Just War Myth critically examines the concept of just war, arguing that actual wars never live up to the ideals of just war theory. The book provides a historical overview of the just war idea and also turns a critical eye on current events, including the idea of preemptive war, the use of torture, and the unreality of the Bush Doctrine.

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