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The least of all possible evils : humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza

Author: Eyal Weizman
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The principle of the lesser evil--the acceptability of pursuing one exceptional course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice--has long been a cornerstone of Western ethical philosophy. From its roots in classical ethics and Christian theology, to Hannah Arendt's exploration of the work of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi regime, the author explores its development in three key transformations of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eyal Weizman
ISBN: 9781844676477 1844676471 9781786632739 178663273X
OCLC Number: 786123249
Description: viii, 196 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The humanitarian present --
Arendt in Ethiopia --
The best of all possible walls --
Forensic architecture : only the criminal can solve the crime --
Epilogue : The destruction of destruction.
Other Titles: Humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza
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Groundbreaking exploration of the philosophy underpinning Western humanitarian and military intervention.  Read more...

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Eyal Weizman's work has become an indispensable source of both insight and guidance in these difficult times. He understands the evolving dynamics of war and sovereignty better than anyone. -- Paul Read more...

 
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