In Defence of War


Author: Nigel Biggar

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191652946

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 9340

Pacifism is popular. Many hold that war is unnecessary, since peaceful means of resolving conflict are always available, if only we had the will to look for them. Or they believe that war is wicked, essentially involving hatred of the enemy and carelessness of human life. Or they posit the absolute right of innocent individuals not to be deliberately killed, making it impossible to justify war in practice. Peace, however, is not simple. Peace for some can leave others at peace to perpetrate mass atrocity. What was peace for the West in 1994 was not peace for the Tutsis of Rwanda. Therefore, against the virus of wishful thinking, anti-military caricature, and the domination of moral deliberation by rights-talk In Defence of War asserts that belligerency can be morally justified, even though tragic and morally flawed.

H. Grotius of the Rights of War and Peace, in Three Volumes

In which are Explain'd the Laws and Claims of Nature and Nations, and the Principal Points that Relate Either to Publick Government, Or the Conduct of Private Life : Together with the Author's Own Notes : Done Into English by Several Hands : with the Addition of the Author's Life by the Translators : Dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: International law

Page: N.A

View: 7978

The Prospect of War

Studies in British Defence Policy, 1847-1942


Author: John Gooch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714631280

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 8488

First Published in 1981. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Rights of War and Peace

Including the Law of Nature and of Nations


Author: Hugo Grotius

Publisher: N.A


Category: International law

Page: N.A

View: 8254

In Defense of Dharma

Just-war Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka


Author: Tessa J. Bartholomeusz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780700716814

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 4504

This is the first book to examine war and violence in Sri Lanka through the lens of cross-cultural studies on just-war tradition and theory. In a study that is textual, historical and anthropological, it is argued that the ongoing Sinhala-Tamil conflict is in actual practice often justified by a resort to religious stories that allow for war when Buddhism is in peril. Though Buddhism is commonly assumed to be a religion that never allows for war, this study suggests otherwise, thereby bringing Buddhism into the ethical dialogue on religion and war. Without a realistic consideration of just-war thinking in contemporary Sri Lanka, it will remain impossible to understand the power of religion there to create both peace and war.

The German Army and the Defence of the Reich

Military Doctrine and the Conduct of the Defensive Battle 1918-1939


Author: Matthias Strohn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521191998

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 5448

Exploration of the development of military theory and doctrine in the German army between the wars.

The Defence of the Undefended Border


Author: Richard Arthur Preston

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773502912

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 6226

This book studies the official and unofficial thought in Canada and the United States about the problem of fighting a war in North America, especially from the British withdrawal up to the consummation of alliance in 1939.

The Anvil of War

German Generalship in Defence on the Eastern Front


Author: Peter Tsouras

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1848328710

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 5239

The Anvil of War details the German strategies and tactics employed by the commanders on the cataclysmic Russian Front in the Second World War. rnrnMonographs by two officers who served in Russia – Military Improvisations during the Russian Campaign and German Defense Tactics against Russian Breakthrough by General Erhard Rauss, and Operations of Encircled Forces by Generalleutnant Oldwig von Natzmer – show how the Germans adapted techniques to cope with their enemy’s great numerical superiority, and managed to delay and sometimes drive back the ‘steamroller’ Russian forces during the German retreat in 1945.rnrnThese reports were written as part of a U.S. Army program instigated after the war by Colonel S.L.A. Marshall of the Army Historical Division, who was convinced that no record of the war could be complete without the input of German commanding officers and their main staff officers. The significance of the material detailing the Germans’ vast experience of fighting the Soviets was emphasised with the fear of a Russian attack during the Cold War.

In Defence of the Terror

Liberty or Death in the French Revolution


Author: Sophie Wahnich

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844679330

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 8235

For two hundred years after the French Revolution, the Republican tradition celebrated the execution of princes and aristocrats, defending the Terror that the Revolution inflicted upon on its enemies. But recent decades have brought a marked change in sensibility. The Revolution is no longer judged in terms of historical necessity but rather by “timeless” standards of morality. In this succinct essay, Sophie Wahnich explains how, contrary to prevailing interpretations, the institution of Terror sought to put a brake on legitimate popular violence—in Danton’s words, to “be terrible so as to spare the people the need to be so”—and was subsequently subsumed in a logic of war. The Terror was “a process welded to a regime of popular sovereignty, the only alternatives being to defeat tyranny or die for liberty.”

The Italian Navy in the European War

For the Defence of Venice - War College Series


Author: Umberto Fracchia,Italy Ministero Della Marina Ufficio S

Publisher: War College Series

ISBN: 9781298476357


Page: 50

View: 8266

This is a curated and comprehensive collection of the most important works covering matters related to national security, diplomacy, defense, war, strategy, and tactics. The collection spans centuries of thought and experience, and includes the latest analysis of international threats, both conventional and asymmetric. It also includes riveting first person accounts of historic battles and wars.Some of the books in this Series are reproductions of historical works preserved by some of the leading libraries in the world. As with any reproduction of a historical artifact, some of these books contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. We believe these books are essential to this collection and the study of war, and have therefore brought them back into print, despite these imperfections.We hope you enjoy the unmatched breadth and depth of this collection, from the historical to the just-published works.

The Storm of War

A New History of the Second World War


Author: Andrew Roberts

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141938862

Category: History

Page: 768

View: 1662

On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots find it difficult not to see some faults in his actions.' Andrew Roberts's previous book Masters and Commanders studied the creation of Allied grand strategy; Beating Corporal Hitler now analyses how Axis strategy evolved. Examining the Second World War on every front, Roberts asks whether, with a different decision-making process and a different strategy, the Axis might even have won. Were those German generals who blamed everything on Hitler after the war correct, or were they merely scapegoating their former Führer once he was safely beyond defending himself? In researching this uniquely vivid history of the Second World War Roberts has walked many of the key battlefield and wartime sites of Russia, France, Italy, Germany and the Far East. The book is full of illuminating sidelights on the principle actors that bring their characters and the ways in which they reached decisions into fresh focus.

In Defence of Democracy


Author: Antoni Rovira i Virgili


ISBN: 8484242080

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 9132

In 1930, Antoni Rovira i Virgili published In Defence of Democracy, a book which is as relevant today as ever, given our current political and social circumstances. It reveals its author to be deeply acquainted with and full of insight into the political theory and philosophy of his time. In coming to the defence of democratic values at a time when autocratic styles of government had a growing appeal, Rovira i Virgili’s intelligence and premonition are impressive. This book will surely appeal to anyone interested in politics and public life.

Home Front 1914-18


Author: Malcolm Chandler

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435327293

Category: Great Britain

Page: 32

View: 6729

Endorsed by Edexcel, this book covers the topic of Britian at home in World War I. It provides background information on the topic.

In Defence of Conspiracy Theories

With Examples from Irish and International History and Politics


Author: Brian Nugent

Publisher: Brian Nugent

ISBN: 0955681227

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8368

This book is an attempt to address the widespread criticism of 'conspiracy theories', raising issues like: the control and negligence of the main organs of the media and police which make it difficult for true information to reach the public (and hence the public remain in ignorance of - and dismiss as a 'conspiracy theory' - the true facts); and the public's habit of underestimating the complexity of modern day politics. A number of complex political plots and allegations are described in detail including: the 1641 Rebellion, British Intelligence manipulation of the 1919-21 Irish leaders, Secret Societies and the role of Occult organisations in Ireland and around the world, the allegations that Martin McGuinness is a British agent, and the motivation behind large scale immigration into Ireland. The author also addresses the question of value systems in modern Western societies and asks are even these being manipulated in order to assist the process of political control.