The American Search for Peace: Moral Reasoning, Religious Hope, and National Security
edited by George S. Weigel and John P. Langan
Georgetown University Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-87840-519-0
Library of Congress Classification BL65.P4A44 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 172.42

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK

Revolutions and aborted revolutions and bitter civil and "local" wars in the 1980s and since have raised new questions about national security, its definition, and its implementation. Nevertheless, a number of basic philosophical and political issues remain constant at a level deeper than tactical considerations. These are what eight accomplished philosophers, political scientists, Christian ethicists, and policymakers came together to discuss. They ask the fundamental and perduring questions of pacifism, war, intervention, and political negotiation. They focus on such problems as ascertaining the role of the churches in the quest for peace, defining "national interest" and "national purpose," and construing intervention in other that strictly unilateral terms.


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