- In the Shadow of "Just Wars": Violence, Politics and Humanitarian Action, Fabrice Weissman, ed. [Full Text]
These analyses consider not only the practical, technical response to crises but also the moral, ethical, and political dilemmas caused by these conflicts and the ways in which they challenge internationally held notions of peace and security.
- The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush, Peter Singer [Excerpt]
Such has been his administration's impact on U.S. domestic and international politics that the assembly line of criticism often resembles polemical pamphleteering rather than solid academic argument. Singer examines the Bush administration on its own terms.
- Desolation and Enlightenment: Political Knowledge After Total War, Totalitarianism, and the Holocaust, by Ira Katznelson [Excerpt]
| Ira Katznelson | 12/15/2004
How is it possible to champion liberalism and democracy in such a poisonous atmosphere? This was the challenge that faced a select group of intellectuals in the aftermath of World War II.
- Shattered Voices: Language, Violence, and the Work of Truth Commissions, by Teresa Godwin Phelps [Excerpt]
In an era when truth commissions are at the fulcrum of "transitional justice," soliciting the testimony of victims and commanding that of perpetrators in forums other than criminal trials may achieve a dimension of justice lost in traditional juridical proceedings.