Book Reviews

The Tragic Vision of Politics: Ethics, Interests and Orders [Full Text] 09/28/04
In the short story that opens Lebow's sobering and provocative book, Richard Nixon has gone to hell. There, the devil, inspired by human innovation, has set up an Auschwitz-Birkenau-style concentration camp to torment mass murderers, including Nixon and Pope Pius XII.
Author(s): Catherine Lu

Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power [Full Text] 09/28/04
Bain's short but insightful monograph contrasts the idea of trusteeship with liberty, both of individuals and of communities. This sets his work apart, for most other analyses of trusteeship consider it in terms of civilization and barbarism.
Author(s): Anthony F. Lang, Jr.

Ethics and Foreign Intervention [Full Text] 09/28/04
In their introduction, the editors ask: Is the frequent practice of humanitarian intervention in the 1990s the beginning of a long-term trend or a historical aberration? Perhaps these essays were written too close to 9/11 to have the perspective needed to answer this question.

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