Arguing About War (2004) collects philosopher Michael Walzer’s essays on when and why to engage in warfare, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the “war on terrorism,” and other topics widely discussed since 9/11. Walzer celebrates our military and political leaders’ increasing use of just war rhetoric, but he fails to explain why it should not be interpreted skeptically.


Other Independent Review articles by Laurie L. Calhoun
    Fall 2011   The Silencing of Soldiers
    Winter 2011   Political Philosophers on War
    Winter 2004   The Problem of “Dirty Hands” and Corrupt Leadership
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