Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations by Michael WalzerFrom the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre, from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq, Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory, war crimes, and the spoils of war. He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history, as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved--participants, decision makers, and victims. In his introduction to this new edition, Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq, reminding us once again that the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity.
Politics Book Review: Just And Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations by Mic...
Just and unjust wars
This book probably deserves 4 stars. So why only 3? Because I'm not a moral philosopher, lawyer, military historian, etc. That said, I did 'like' it and, moreover I thought the initial portion of the book asks some good questions and contains some thought provoking analysis. However, towards the latter part of the book I found myself disagreeing with the author Michael Walzer.
This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. A second edition was published in , a third edition in , and a fourth edition in The book resulted from Walzer's reflections on the Vietnam War.