Just War Against Terror

The Burden of American Power in a Violent World by Jean Bethke Elshtain

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A war against international terror, however, is not the same as a war about territory. It is a new kind of war. It is a war against an enemy difficult to identify, who does not necessarily live in a stable geographic zone, and who does not represent a nation or a people in the traditional sense. Just War Against Terror by JB Elshtain - Review by Wayne Northey The book is a compelling apologia and call for America to be the police force for the world. The Author and Book.   This article on just war and terrorism first appeared in the Summer issue of Providence’s print edition last read the original in a PDF format, click receive future issues of the print edition before some of their articles appear online, click here.. In a classic scene in Monty Python & The Holy Grail, King Arthur is attacked by the Black Knight, who . This book is Catholic, period. Guimarães simply gathers his evidence, i.e., the writings of the saints regarding war, and applies these teachings to the war in Iraq. Mr. Guimarães asserts his main thesis: that the war on terrorism is just and that “the United States and its allies have the right and the duty to wage war against it.”.

Terrorism and a New American Agenda. Terrorism and a New American Agenda. In her latest book, Just War against Terror, Jean Bethke Elshtain argues for a new strategic paradigm in American foreign policy in the aftermath of the attacks of September Published just prior to the launching of military operations in Iraq, the work shows signs of haste in its brevity and loose . COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .   14 Elshtain, Just War Against Terror, 15 Jean Bethke Elshtain, “Just War and Humanitarian Intervention,” Ideas from the National Humanities Center (Volume 8, Number 2, ), 16 Elshtain, Just War Against Terror, (emphasis added) 17 Elshtain, “Epilogue,” in Just War Theory,   Just war as statecraft survives the crises effected by the changed circumstances of terrorism and a global war against terror, but only by means of significant adjustments that finally may not put the suspicion to rest that the just war tradition is on its last leg. Thus just war as statecraft survives (so far) with a limp.

character of the just war (chapter 3) and whether the 'war against terror' an- nounced by President Bush after September I I is, in fact, a just war (chapter 4). 7 This and all subsequent page numbers in the text refer to the book under review. Just war against terror: ethics and the burden of American power in a violent world. By Jean Bethke Elshtain. This article discusses Jean Bethke Elshtain's recent book Just war against tenor: the burden of American power in a violent world. It argues that Elshtain's book, though characteristically powerful and thought provoking, combines both. This refusal of international citizenship by those who employ terrorism, however, does not make a war against the technique any more plausible. [7] The nature of those who employ terrorism points to another difficulty in applying just war theory. Just war theory is very good at putting limits on the relations between states. Jean Bethke Elshtain (New York: Basic Books, ), pp., $23 cloth. Elshtain, a prominent Christian social ethicist who holds a chair in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, has written a book that is both polemical and : John Langan.

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FREE Shipping Due to COVID, orders may be : Basic Books. A few words about book author Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Just War Against Terror and Democracy on Trial, among other books.

She lives in Nashville, Tennessee and Chicago, Illinois%(). Just War Against Terror: The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World by Jean Bethke Elshtain avg rating — 97 ratings — published — 6 editions. Terrorism, War on Terrorism,Just war doctrine, World politics, Islamic fundamentalism, Terrorisme, Bellum justum, Weltpolitik, Terrorismus, Bekämpfung, USA Terrorismus Bekämpfung Weltpolitik Publisher New York: Basic Books Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; internetarchivebooks; americana Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive Pages: Jean Bethke Elshtain opens Just War against Terror by asking a simple, but crucial question.

One of the strengths of Just War against Terror is Elshtain's ability to address United States action, along with our coalition partners, against rogue states such as Afghanistan and Iraq. The book aroused controversy by the manner in which it drew upon Augustinian just war thought as a source of support for the US-led `War on Terror'.

Many scholars were especially aggrieved by Professor Elshtain's backing for the Bush administration and, in the later edition, the invasion of by: Just War Against Terror: The Burden Of American Power In A Violent World Paperback – 4 Aug. by Jean Elshtain (Author)/5(9). Jean Bethke Elshtain advocates "just war" in times of crisis and mounts a reasoned attack against the anti-war contingent in American intellectual life.

Advocating an ethic of responsibility, Elshtain forces us to ask tough questions not only about the nature of terrorism.

JUST WAR AGAINST TERROR challenges theologians and preachers to apply theological discernment more rigorously and realistically when they reflect on terrorism, and at the same time faults the academy's reaction to counter-terrorism as evasive and simplistic. The document dropped the Bush-era phrase "global war on terror" and reference to "Islamic extremism," and stated, "This is not a global war against a tactic—terrorism, or a religion—Islam.

We are at war with a specific network, al-Qaeda, and its terrorist affiliates who support efforts to attack the United States, our allies, and partners."Date: 11 September – present, (18 years, 3. Among the recent books addressing these and related issues are Jean Bethke Elshtain’s Just War Against Terror and Michael Ignatieff’s The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in the Age of Terror.

Both books address the full set of issues involved in the violent aspects of the war on terrorism, with real and direct implications for intelligence. The University of Chicago political philosopher applies "just war theory" to the war on terror and concludes that pacifism is an inappropriate response to the events of Septem 35, first printing.

Originally published inin the wake of the first war against Iraq, Just War Theory explores this essential dilemma. that the ‘war on terror’ has had and continues to have on the absolute legal prohibition against torture and other forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment.

However, the recent scandal at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, where photographs and videos ofFile Size: KB. JUST WAR AGAINST TERROR: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World. Since the attacks of Septem academics and policy experts have scrambled to reassess the.

Expand/Collapse Synopsis Jean Bethke Elshtain advocates "just war" in times of crisis and mounts a reasoned attack against the anti-war contingent in American intellectual life.

Advocating an ethic of responsibility, Elshtain forces us to ask tough questions not only about the nature of terrorism, but about : Basic Books. JUST WAR AGAINST TERROR. The Burden of American Power in a Violent World.

by attacking Saddam Hussein. In other words, Elshtain suggests, there is such a thing as a just war, and it’s up to the US to wage it. Such a message may not be popular in the academy, though the academy is rather a more conservative place than she makes it out to. The war on terror, by satisfying the criteria presented, is a just war, if one is of the opinion that any war can be just.

It began in response to an unprovoked attack by those who threaten the security of free societies, it continued with proportionality and discrimination, and it works toward a world of peace and stability, even at the cost of many lives and much treasure.

JUST WAR AGAINST TERROR: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World by Jean Bethke Elshtain Basic Books, Paperback RRP AU$28 (h/b $) plus p&h (Available from News Weekly Books) This volume very nicely brings together four. In Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World, political theorist Jean Bethke Elshtain writes, "the matter of how we choose to defend (our) values is all important, for in fighting terror that knows no limits, there are limits we ourselves must observe.".

Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World which was written by Jean Bethke Elshtain in is a politically engaging and highly provocative book. Elshtain supports war during periods of crisis and directs her assertions on reasoned attacks against the terrorism defenses that have been constant since the tragic September eleven n:   Just War Against Terror challenges Christian theologians and preachers to apply theological discernment more rigorously and realistically when they reflect on terrorism, and at the same time faults the academy’s reaction to counter-terrorism as evasive and simplistic.

Speaking vividly and directly to the moral decisions America is making, Elshtain provides a service to us.”. --Is the war against terrorism just. -- The academy responds to terror -- Taking terrorists at their word -- Where is the legacy of Niebuhr and Tillich. -- The pulpit responds to terror -- The problem with peace -- Encountering Islamist fundamentalism -- States and self-defense in a dangerous time -- American power and responsibility.

Basic Books, This volume very nicely brings together four broad themes into one focused discussion. The nature of radical Islam, the threat of terrorism, the doctrine of just war, and the place of American power in a turbulent world are the major issues treated.

University of Chicago professor of social and political ethics Jean [ ]. The paradigm of just war, she writes, is the bombing of Afghanistan [Just War Against Terror, pp. And she adds that “nearly everyone with the exception of absolute pacifists” and a few lunatics “agree” that the bombing of Afghanistan was clearly a just war [“A Just War?”, Boston Globe, 6 Oct ].

George W. Bush made it clear that the war against terrorism was not a to- tal war, not a holy war, not an attack on a religion.

“I want to speak tonight directly to Muslims throughout the world,”. A just war against terror. Just and Unjust Wars 2d ed. (NY: Basic Books, ), p. See also his important discussion of this concept in relation to the war on terrorism in his Arguing Author: Gerd Oberleitner.

Jean Bethke Elshtain advocates "just war" in times of crisis and mounts a reasoned attack against the anti-war contingent in American intellectual life. Advocating an ethic of responsibility, Elshtain forces us to ask tough questions not only about the nature of terrorism Brand: Basic Books.

In Just War against Terror, author Jean Bethke Elshtain examines how these conflicts are connected and answers whether and how America should wage war in today’s world. Elshtain, a distinguished professor of political science at the University of Chicago Divinity School, contends that many cultural elites fail to understand the significance.Since then, Elshtain, who also teaches in the political-science department and in the Committee on International Relations, has become a just-war scholar.

In she edited a book of essays called Just War Theory (Oxford: Basil Blackwell), and she has explored the doctrine’s teachings in other volumes, including Women and War (Basic Books.