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Just War Against Terror : The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World - Jean Bethke Elshtain

Just War Against Terror

The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World

Paperback Published: 4th August 2004
ISBN: 9780465019113
Number Of Pages: 272

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Inspired by the surge in global terrorism and violence, Jean Bethke Elshtain, one of America's foremost political philosophers, mounts an impassioned defense of "just war" against terror. Advocating an ethic of responsibility, Elshtain forces us to ask tough questions not only about the nature of terrorism, but about ourselves. This edition features a new epilogue by the author, addressing the Iraq war and other events in the Middle East.

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"A fascinating introduction to the arguments that have informed thousands of years of just-war scholarship."

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: "Politics is Not the Nursery"p. 1
What Happened on September 11?p. 9
What is at Stake?p. 26
What is a Just War?p. 46
Is the War Against Terrorism Just?p. 59
The Academy Responds to Terrorp. 71
Taking Terrorists at Their Wordp. 85
Where is the Legacy of Niebuhr and Tillich?p. 99
The Pulpit Responds to Terrorp. 112
The Problem With Peacep. 125
Encountering Islamist Fundamentalismp. 139
States and Self-Defense in a Dangerous Timep. 150
American Power and Responsibilityp. 161
Epilogue: Four Brave Womenp. 174
Epilogue to the 2004 Editionp. 182
What We're Fighting forp. 193
Notesp. 219
Indexp. 238
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ISBN: 9780465019113
ISBN-10: 0465019110
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 4th August 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.1  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1