Pacificism: A Philosophy of Nonviolence

2017.06.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert L. Holmes, Pacificism: A Philosophy of Nonviolence, Bloomsbury, 2017, 346pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9781474279833.
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2017.06.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Robert L. Holmes, Pacificism: A Philosophy of Nonviolence, Bloomsbury, 2017, 346pp., $29.95 (hbk), ISBN 9781474279833. Reviewed by Cheyney Ryan, University of Oxford Recently, America's top commander in Afghanistan stated that without more troops, the conflict "threatens to become a stalemate". He was speaking of a conflict 15 years old and counting. A former Pentagon official (Rosa Brooks) titles her much discussed book How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon, evoking Charles Beard's description of today as "permanent war for permanent peace". War vanished for a while from political philosophy at the end of the Cold War. The few papers on the topic at APA meetings were shunted off to sessions on "military ethics", a reflection of the emerging mindset that militaries had little relation to ordinary citizens and their political concerns. But the events of. . .

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