In Defence of War


Author: Nigel Biggar

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191652946

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 8559

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.

In Defense of Dharma

Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka


Author: Tessa J. Bartholomeusz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113578857X

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 456

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 Defence of the Undefended Border


Author: Richard Arthur Preston

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773502912

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 7853

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 Prospect of War

Studies in British Defence Policy, 1847-1942


Author: John Gooch

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714631280

Category: History

Page: 163

View: 628

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

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

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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: 1357

The Anvil of War

German Generalship in Defense of the Eastern Front


Author: Erhard Rauss,Oldwig Von Natzmer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634508351

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8502

An unprecedented look at German operations on the Russian Front during World War II. The Anvil of War collects US Army–commissioned reports by two highly ranked German officers who served on the disastrous Russian Front: Military Improvisations During the Russian Campaign, German Defense Tactics Against Russian Breakthroughs by Erhard Raus, and Operations of Encircled Forces by Oldwig Von Natzmer. The reports 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. The significance of the material detailing the Germans’ vast experience on the Russian Front was emphasized with the onset of the Cold War and the perceived Soviet threat to Europe. Written as part of a US Army program instigated after World War II by Col. 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 the German commanding officers and their main staff officers, these reports offer an invaluable record of German operations for historians and general readers. Compiled, edited, and introduced by renowned military historian Peter G. Tsouras, The Anvil of War stands as one of the great historical records of one of the largest military confrontations in history.

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: 8219

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

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: 5212

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.

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: 5535

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.”

In Defence of the Republic


Author: Cicero

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141970936

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

View: 6278

Cicero (106-43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country'. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving an overview of his oratory from early victories in the law courts to the height of his political career in the Senate. We see him sway the opinions of the mob and the most powerful men in Rome, in favour of Pompey the Great and against the conspirator Catiline, while The Philippics, considered his finest achievements, contain the thrilling invective delivered against his rival, Mark Antony, which eventually led to Cicero's death.

In defense of a nation

servicewomen in World War II


Author: Jeanne M. Holm

Publisher: Vandamere Pr


Category: History

Page: 192

View: 8818

Surveys the accomplishments of servicewomen during World War II, including their roles in nursing, reserves, and air force services, and tells how they faced up to deployment around the world, bombing attacks, and imprisonment

Die neuen Kriege


Author: Herfried Münkler

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644011214

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8737

Das Zeitalter der zwischenstaatlichen Kriege geht offenbar zu Ende. Aber der Krieg ist keineswegs verschwunden, er hat nur seine Erscheinungsform verändert. In den neuen Kriegen spielen nicht mehr die Staaten die Hauptrolle, sondern Warlords, Söldner und Terroristen. Die Gewalt richtet sich vor allem gegen die Zivilbevölkerung; Hochhäuser werden zu Schlachtfeldern, Fernsehbilder zu Waffen. Herfried Münkler macht die Folgen dieser Entwicklung deutlich. Er zeigt, wie mit dem Verschwinden von klassischen Schlachten und Frontlinien auch die Unterscheidung von Krieg und Frieden brüchig geworden ist, und erörtert, wie man den besonderen Gefahren begegnen kann, die von den neuen Kriegen ausgehen.

Der Erste Weltkrieg

Eine neue illustrierte Geschichte


Author: Hew Strachan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442153978


Page: 447

View: 6227