Discussion Topics on Walzer for 16 Oct. Class
Does the new Western way of
war ensure that wars are just as Walzer discusses just war? Is this true for
both jus ad bellum and jus in bello standards?
Would Walzer's alternate policy or "little war" alternative to the 2003 Iraq war have complied with the "rules" of the new Western way of war?
Walzer rejects deterrence as a strategy for dealing with a potentially nuclear Iraq. Why? Is his argument based on the justice of deterrence or on prudential criteria?
Why is the 2003 Iraq war unjust according to Walzer? Do you agree with his analysis?