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The lesser evil : political ethics in an age of terror : the Gifford lectures

Author: Michael Ignatieff
Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : With a new preface by the authorView all editions and formats
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Traces the modern history of terrorism and counter-terrorism, from the nihilists of Czarist Russia and the militias of Weimar Germany to the IRA and the unprecedented menace of Al Qaeda, with its  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ignatieff
ISBN: 0691123934 9780691123936
OCLC Number: 749228214
Awards: Commended for Lionel Gelber Prize 2004
Description: XVIII, 212 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: PREFACE vii CHAPTER ONE Democracy and the Lesser Evil 1 CHAPTER TWO The Ethics of Emergency 25 CHAPTER THREE The Weakness of the Strong 54 CHAPTER FOUR The Strength of the Weak 82 CHAPTER FIVE The Temptations of Nihilism 112 CHAPTER S IX Liberty and Armageddon 145 NOTES 171 INDEX 205
Responsibility: Michael Ignatieff.

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Finalist for the 2004 Lionel Gelber Prize "In The Lesser Evil, Michael Ignatieff addresses the ethical problems faced by liberal democracies... [H]e soberly deals with permanent problems of American Read more...

 
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