Can modern war be just?

  • 215 Pages
  • 4.66 MB
  • English
Yale University Press , New Haven
War -- Moral and ethical aspects., Just war doct
StatementJames Turner Johnson.
LC ClassificationsU21.2 .J627 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 215 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2841630M
ISBN 100300031653
LC Control Number84003523

A most important book, one that all Americans who can should read."―George Armstrong Kelly, Political Science Quarterly "At its heart, Can Modern War be Just. Is a challenge to the common assumption that any modern war must be total―an unrestrained, spasmodic release of one’s entire destructive capacity against the whole of the enemy’s population."―Richard Allen, Journal of Cited by: Can Modern War be Just.

book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Now that mankind has created the capability of destroying itself t 3/5(9). "At its heart, Can Modern War be Just.

Is a challenge to the common assumption that any modern war must be total—an unrestrained, spasmodic release of one’s entire destructive capacity against the whole of the enemy’s population."—Richard Allen, Journal of Religious Ethics.

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This book is a must-read--not only for Christian ethicists, but for any citizens concerned about Can modern war be just? book morality of war as it is fought today and will be fought in the future." - Author: Tobias Winright. This volume brings together leading scholars from around the world on the viability of the just war tradition in a modern environment, with many essays offering specific historical examples of how the theory plays out in reality.

In my new book, Modern Just War Theory: A Guide to Research, I examine how the just war tradition developed in the last century and the first part of this century.

I also provide something of a “roadmap” for students and researchers who are attempting to navigate through the wealth of information that was produced during this time period. The 50 Modern War Books Every Man Should Read. years of war-inspired literature, from WWI to Syria The last few weeks have presented an unlikely echo in American military history: the U.S.’s entry into World War I and — precisely a century later — the Trump presidency’s bombing of a Syrian : Diane Rommel.

There are two problems modern warfare might pose for just war theory. On the one hand, perhaps modern wars are counterexamples to just war Can modern war be just? book. But this approach is a non-starter: Just war theory provides necessary conditions for a war to be just, so a counterexample would be a war that meets those conditions and is still unjust.

Sometimes a war fought to prevent a wrong from happening may be considered a just war. In modern times wars to defend the innocent are increasingly regarded as just. NOTES. See the excellent discussion of the background of the JWT in James Turner Johnson’s Can Modern War Be Just. (New Haven: Yale University Press, ), See Arthur F.

Holmes, ed., War and Christian Ethics (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, ), Ibid.,   If so, he's taking just-war theory to a place so narrow, and so close to pacifism, that it ceases to have any practical application to modern warcraft.

Now maybe that's where it should be taken. Here are two book recommendations if you enjoy reading about modern wars that have taken place in countries that you may not know too much about. Books Mentioned Girl at War. Editor’s note: War Books is our weekly series featuring great books on war, strategy, and military history.

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The new military morality: Can the principles of Just War have meaning 1/3 Modern advances: American air strikes against the fanatics of Isis will not succeed on their own.

The Forever War has a kaleidoscopic, and lyrical feel to it that forces the reader to consider not just our specific war – but war more generally. Purchase: $ Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. Just war theory (Latin: jus bellum justum) is a doctrine, also referred to as a tradition, of military ethics studied by military leaders, theologians, ethicists and policy makers.

The purpose of the doctrine is to ensure war is morally justifiable through a series of criteria, all of which must be met for a war. Just‐war teaching, so reinforced, is applied in Part Two to address key contemporary security challenges, including the changing nature of war, military pre‐emption and torture, the morality of the Iraq War, and humanitarian intervention.

The book concludes that, with the ending of the strategic certainties of the cold war, the need for. The topic of war is complex and difficult, and it seems to have grown even more so since the days described in The Illiad.

Come to think of it, Homer’s epic was probably the last book I read about war. So I asked you: what are the best modern books on the subject.

Your recommendations follow: War by Sebastian Junger. Code Girls by Liza Mundy. Further, a just war can only be fought with "right" intentions: the only permissible objective of a just war is to redress the injury.

A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success. Deaths and injury incurred in a hopeless cause are not morally justifiable. The ultimate goal of a just war. The top 10 books about returning from war US marines veteran Phil Klay, whose short story collection about the Iraq war won a National book award, chooses his favourite books.

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A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.

A "just war" in the seventeenth century, for example, was one against an enemy that practiced cannibalism, human sacrifice, aggressive wars, or other practices that were contrary to European mores.

How exactly would a modern war be fought between two first world countries. Assuming nukes weren't used for obvious reasons, how would it be fought. America's last real sense of a big war against another nation is either vietnam, korea, or World War II, but surely things have changed quite a bit since.

lines fighting to maintain peace. Cicero, in De Officiis, Book 1, argued justifying reasons for war. It is the great Church father, St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo who is given credit for developing the foundation for just war theory and its first three principles: just cause; legitimate authority; right intention.

“The first great book on war in all its aspects, and still one of the best.” On War () by Carl von Clausewitz “On War represents the most ambitious effort ever made by a theorist of human conflict to systematize war and understand it for what it is.” “Absolutely essential for understanding the human phenomenon of war.”.

Just War is a concept that governs the conditions under which a war can be waged and how it can be waged.

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Increasingly, it also handles the post-war issues of legal claims about war crimes committed previously. The theory of Just War is known in variant forms since antiquity and several versions exist within both religious and philosophical.

By contrast just-war doctrine treads a difficult path between the extremes. Its critics doubt whether the middle route can be found and see just war as an obstacle to a better solution.

A conference in Rome last year on “Nonviolence and Just Peace” adopted a statement calling on the Church to “no longer use or teach ‘just-war theory.’”. Build a global military empire and destroy your enemies in Modern War! World Domination is now within your grasp! Join a faction and join the fight in Modern War, the popular combat game where you face off against enemies for control of country after country, until you rule ‘em all.

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In a classic scene in Monty Python & The Holy Grail, King Arthur is attacked by the Black Knight, who takes it upon.The concept of just war remains rooted in ancient ideals. A just war, then and now, should not be self-serving, to gain land, resources, or power, and should be declared only after all non-violent forms of diplomacy have been exhausted.

A just war is always a last resort. Professor Nicholas Fotion, author of War and Ethics: A New Just War Theory.