Morality and Contemporary Warfare James Turner Johnson
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- Publication date:
- 14 Nov 2001
- 256 pages: 210 x 140 x 19mm
When is the use of military force by a nation morally justified? How can the tendency toward unrestrained warfare between parties with major cultural differences be controlled? In this timely book, James Turner Johnson refocuses the moral analysis of war on the real problems of contemporary armed conflicts and analyses the specific problems posed by warfare today.
"In his latest book, James Turner Johnson, one of the great American exponents of the just-war approach, demonstrates its values by applying it with sustained rigour to the conflicts of the past decade, starting with the 1991 Gulf War. Johnson's analysis exudes wisdom." Lawrence Freedman, Times Literary Supplement "This is a very good book on an important topic." J. Bryan Hehir, Commonweal "Johnson here provides us with a timely attempt to apply traditional just war principles to a new breed of post-nuclear warfare... Johnson does a nice job of guiding the reader through the moral intricacies of just war theory... Johnson's book provides us with an example of how a very old moral tradition is still able to handle contemporary moral problems." Virginia Quarterly Review "To those caught between uncritical pacifism and equally uncritical interventionism, Johnson provides an invaluable perspective and sense of balance." Martin L. Cook, Christian Century