War Is Hell: Studies in the Right of Legitimate Violence (World Social Change) (Paperback)

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War is Hell is a study of the philosophy of war and peace, ranging critically from ancient peace thinking to today. The author uses a Socratic method, focused on political philosophy rather than on cultural or psychological aspects of war and peace making. The book is not a treatise on ethics, but rather an analysis of some aspects of the nature of war and peace.

This book is a study of war - and by extension, peace - from the standpoint of political theory. For all those who think there is too much war, and to deal with that we need to search for new ways of thinking.

About the Author

Charles Douglas Lummis has written extensively on the topic of US foreign relations, and is a vocal critic of US foreign policy. His works include Radical Democracy, and A New Look at the Chrysanthemum and the Sword. Susan Sontaghas called Lummis "one of the most thoughtful, honorable, and relevant intellectuals writing about democratic practice anywhere in the world,"https: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Lummis while Karel van Wolferenhas referred to him as an "eminent observer of the American-Japanese vassalage relationship."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781538174210
ISBN-10: 1538174219
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2023
Pages: 252
Language: English
Series: World Social Change