The Problem of Dirty Hands and Corrupt Leadership
By Laurie L. Calhoun
Is good governance fully compatible with adherence to moral principles, or does it sometimes require their sacrifice? Philosophers throughout the ages have grappled with the problem of dirty hands that results from political leaders having to choose between unsatisfactory alternatives.
|Other Independent Review articles by Laurie L. Calhoun|
|Fall 2011||The Silencing of Soldiers|
|Winter 2010/11||Political Philosophers on War: Arguments inside the Just War Box|
|Winter 2005/06||Michael Walzer on Just War Theorys Critical Edge: More Like a Spoon Than a Knife|
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