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Killing civilians : method, madness, and morality in war

Author: Hugo Slim
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
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"The principle that unarmed and innocent people should be protected in war is an ancient, precious but fragile idea. Today, the principle of civilian protection is enshrined in modern international law and cherished by many. But, in practice, leaders in most wars reject the principle." "Using detailed historical and contemporary examples, Killing Civilians looks at the many ways in which civilians suffer in wars and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Slim
ISBN: 9780231700368 0231700369
OCLC Number: 182621481
Description: viii, 319 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Limited warfare and its rivals --
Killing and rape --
Movement, impoverishment, famine, disease, and distress --
Anti-civilian ideologies --
Civilian ambiguity --
Doing the killing --
Promoting civilian protection.
Responsibility: Hugo Slim.
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When civilians suffer in war, it is often a deliberate act. Massacres, rape, displacement, famine, and disease are the strategic decisions of political and military leaders who make civilians their  Read more...


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A remarkable book. It is rare to encounter such an unflinching and thorough dissection of the brutality we humans are capable of, recounted with such humanity. Hugo Slim's message is ultimately Read more...

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