The Ethics of Destruction

The Ethics of Destruction

Many assume that in international politics, and especially in war, "anything goes." Sherman famously declared war "is all hell." The implication behind the maxim is that in war there is no order, only chaos; no mercy, only cruelty; no restraint, only suffering.

Ward Thomas finds that this "anything goes" view is demonstrably wrong. It neither reflects how most people talk about the use of force in international relations nor describes the way national leaders actually… (more)

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Publisher: Cornell University Press (June 14, 2014)

Collection: Cornell Studies in Security Affairs

Parent ISBN: 9780801438196

Page count: 240 pages

Language: English


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