Just War Theory

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2013

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Lazar, Seth

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Oxford University Press

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The basic problem of warfare is that it involves inflicting death and suffering on people who, in ordinary circumstances, would have fundamental moral protections - often conceived as human rights - against being treated in these ways. Of course, wars are problematic in many other respects, but if the killing cannot be justified, then the rest is irrelevant: our only choice is to affirm pacifism.

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The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2037-12-31