9780465052714 hardcover alkaline paper 0465052711 hardcover alkaline paper 9780465052707 (e-book)
"First published in 1977 and now brought up to the present with a new preface and postscript, this classic work by political philosopher Michael Walzer examines the moral issues that arise before, during, and after the wars we fight. Reaching from the Athenian attack on Melos, to the Mai Lai massacre, to Afghanistan and beyond, Walzer mines historical accounts and the testimony of participants, decision makers, and victims to explain when war is justified and what ethical limitations apply to those who wage it." -- back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Part One: The moral reality of war 1. Against realism 2. The crime of war 3. The rules of war Part Two: The theory of aggression 4. Law and order in international society 5. Anticipations 6. Interventions 7. War's ends, and the importance of winning Part Three: The war convention 8. War's means and the importance of fighting well 9. Noncombat immunity and military necessity 10. War against civilians: sieges and blockades 11. Guerrilla war 12. Terrorism 13. Reprisals Part Four: Dilemmas of War 14. Winning and fighting well 15. Aggression and neutrality 16. Supreme emergency 17. Nuclear deterrence Part Five: The question of responsibility 18. The crime of aggression: political leaders and citizens 19. War crimes: soldiers and their officers.
KZ6385 .W35 2015
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group,