How Do I Save My Honor?: War, Moral Integrity, and Principled Resignation

How Do I Save My Honor?: War, Moral Integrity, and Principled Resignation

by William F. Felice
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742566676

ISBN-13: 9780742566675

Pub. Date: 08/16/2009

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

How Do I Save My Honor? is a powerful exploration of individual moral responsibility in a time of war. When people decide that the actions of their government have violated basic norms of ethics and justice, what are they to do? Are there degrees of moral responsibility that public officials, soldiers, and private citizens bear for unethical actions of their leaders…  See more details below

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How Do I Save My Honor? is a powerful exploration of individual moral responsibility in a time of war. When people decide that the actions of their government have violated basic norms of ethics and justice, what are they to do? Are there degrees of moral responsibility that public officials, soldiers, and private citizens bear for unethical actions of their leaders and government? William F. Felice considers these central ethical questions through the compelling stories of individuals in the U.S. and British government and military who struggled to protect their moral integrity during the Iraq war and occupation. Some came to the difficult conclusion that resignation from their post was necessary to maintain their responsibility to the truth and to uphold their honor. Others decided to work from within to try to correct what they perceived as misguided policies. Examining the struggles of these contemporary men and women, as well as of historical figures facing similar dilemmas, William Felice weighs the profound difficulties of overcoming the intense pressures of misguided loyalty, patriotism, and groupthink that predominate during war.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742566675
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Moral Obligations of Civil Servants and Soldiers
Chapter 2: Ethical Theory and War
Chapter 3: Staying-In: Colin Powell and Wayne White
Chapter 4: Getting-Out: Brady Kiesling, John Brown, and Ann Wright
Chapter 5: The Ethical Soldier: Ehren Watada and Aidan Delgado
Chapter 6: Britain: Resignations from the Blair Government
Chapter 7: Individual Moral Responsibility in a Time of War

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