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A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq

Thomas Cushman, Gary Marx, and Christine Williams


Current debate over the motives, ideological justifications, and outcomes of the war with Iraq has been strident and polarizing. This book is the first volume gathering critical voices from around the world to offer an alternative perspective on the prevailing pro-war and anti-war positions. The contributors—political figures, public intellectuals, scholars, church leaders, and activists—represent the most powerful views of liberal internationalism. Offering alternative positions that challenge the status quo of both the left and the right, these chapters claim that, in spite of the inconsiste ... More

Keywords: Iraq war, United States, Saddam Hussein, human rights, terror, global governance, Bosnia, Rwanda, international law

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780520244863
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520244863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Cushman, editor

Gary Marx, editor

Christine Williams, editor

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Thomas Cushman

Part One Reconsidering Regime Change

1 The Case for Regime Change

Christopher Hitchens

3 “Regime Change”

Jan Narveson

4 In the Murk of It

Mitchell Cohen

Part Two Philosophical Arguments

7 Moral Arguments

Daniel Kofman

Part Three Critiques of the Left

Part Four European Dimensions

15 Guilt’s End

Richard Herzinger

Part Five Solidarity

18 Antitotalitarianism as a Vocation

Thomas Cushman, and Adam Michnik

Part Six Liberal Statesmanship

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