War Is Never Just (häftad)
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David Swanson
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War Is Never Just (häftad)

War Is Never Just

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This critique of ?Just War? theory finds the criteria it uses to be either unmeasurable, unachievable, or amoral, and the perspective it takes too narrow, arguing that belief in the possibility of a just war does tremendous damage by facilitating enormous investment in war preparations?which strips resources from human and environmental needs while creating momentum for numerous unjust wars.

Swanson builds a case that the time has come to set behind us the idea that a war can ever be just.
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David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson's books include War Is A Lie and When the World Outlawed War. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a 2015 and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee.



Introduction 7
What Is A Just War? 9
Just War Theory Facilitates Unjust Wars 12
Preparing for a Just War Is a Greater Injustice Than Any War 17
Just War Culture Just Means More War 24
The Ad Bellum / In Bello Distinction Does Harm 30

Some Just War Criteria Are Not Measurable 33
Right Intention 33
Just Cause 38
Proportionality 42

Some Just War Critera Are Not Possible 43
Last Resort. 43
Reasonable Prospect Of Success 55
Noncombatants Immune From Attack 56
Enemy Soldiers Respected As Human Beings 61
Prisoners Of War Treated As Noncombatants 63

Some Just War Criteria Are Not Moral Factors At All 64
Publicly Declared 64
Waged By Legitimate And Competent Authority 65

The Criteria For Just Drone Murders Are immoral, Incoherent, And Ignored 67

Why Do Ethics Classes Fantasize About Murder So Much? 69
If All Just War Criteria Were Met War Still Wouldn't Be Just 77
Just War Theorists Do Not Spot New Unjust Wars Any Faster Than Anyone Else 77
A Just-War Occupation Of A Conquered Country Is Not Just 80
Just War Theory Opens The Door To Pro-War Theory 85
We Can End War Without Waiting For Jesus 86
Who Would The Good Samaritan Carpet Bomb? 91

World War Two Was Not Just 94
The U.S. Revolution Was Not Just 101
The U.S. Civil War Was Not Just 105
War On Yugoslavia Was Not Just 111
War On Libya Is Not Just 116
War On Rwanda Would Not Have Been Just 121
War On Sudan Would Not Have Been Just 124
War On ISIS Is Not Just 125

Our Ancestors Lived In A Different Cultural World 129
We Can Agree On Just Peace Making 129

Here Are Some Books Worth Reading 138
Acknowldgements 139
About The Author 139
Endnotes 140