Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World

Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World

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by Jean Elshtain
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465019110

ISBN-13: 9780465019113

Pub. Date: 08/02/2004

Publisher: Basic Books

Jean Bethke Elshtain advocates "just war" in times of crisis and mounts a reasoned attack against the anti-war contingent in American intellectual life. Advocating an ethic of responsibility, Elshtain forces us to ask tough questions not only about the nature of terrorism, but about ourselves. This paperback edition features a new introduction by the author,

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Jean Bethke Elshtain advocates "just war" in times of crisis and mounts a reasoned attack against the anti-war contingent in American intellectual life. Advocating an ethic of responsibility, Elshtain forces us to ask tough questions not only about the nature of terrorism, but about ourselves. This paperback edition features a new introduction by the author, addressing the Iraq war and other events in the Middle East.

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ISBN-13:
9780465019113
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/02/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: "Politics is Not the Nursery"1
1What Happened on September 11?9
2What is at Stake?26
3What is a Just War?46
4Is the War Against Terrorism Just?59
5The Academy Responds to Terror71
6Taking Terrorists at Their Word85
7Where is the Legacy of Niebuhr and Tillich?99
8The Pulpit Responds to Terror112
9The Problem With Peace125
10Encountering Islamist Fundamentalism139
11States and Self-Defense in a Dangerous Time150
12American Power and Responsibility161
Epilogue: Four Brave Women174
Epilogue to the 2004 Edition182
AppendixWhat We're Fighting for193
Notes219
Index238

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Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I actually didn't read it yet, though consider it a winner as I chose it by title among too may to choose from.