Friday, August 29, 2008

Stephen L. Carter at the Aspen Ideas Festival: Behind the "Just War Theory"

Behind the "Just War Theory"
Stephen L. Carter at the Aspen Ideas Festival
Word for Word (American Public Media)

War is a major issue in the 2008 presidential election. But Yale University law professor and author Stephen Carter says the U.S. has a bigger problem than just withdrawal or escalation of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the western theory of "just wars" makes it too easy for a nation to fight wars it should not fight ... and too difficult to fight wars that it should.

Listen to the Speech

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