AUTHORWalzer, Michael
TITLEJust and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations
PUBLISHERHarper Collins Publishers
CITYNew York, NY
DATE PUBLISHED1977
ISBN0-465-03701-1


Republished with a new preface in 1992, this book examines the moral issues of war using numerous examples ranging from ancient Greece to the Persian Gulf War. Michael Walzer explores the moral reality of war, the theory of aggression, the war convention, some dilemmas of war, and the question of responsibility. There is material on the decision to bomb Hiroshima in the section about dilemmas of war. Two chapters are devoted to the topics of supreme emergencies and nuclear deterrence. Supported by the author's convincing arguments and many historical examples, the book is a classic text on morality and international politics.


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