J. Daryl Charles is an affiliate scholar of the John Jay Institute and has served as the Acton Institute Affiliated Scholar in Theology & Ethics. He is author, co-author or editor of 21 books, including (with Eric Patterson) Just War and Christian Traditions (University of Notre Dame Press, 2022), (with Mark David Hall) America and the Just War Tradition: A History of U.S. Conflicts (University of Notre Dame Press, 2019), (with David D. Corey) The Just War Tradition: An Introduction (ISI Books, 2012), (with Timothy J. Demy) War, Peace, and Christianity (Crossway, 2010), and Between Pacifism and Jihad (IVP, 2005). He can be reached at [email protected]
After years of appeasement and failing to reckon with a reborn Russian imperialism, the U.S. and NATO nations are awaking from their moral and military slumber.
J. Daryl CharlesJanuary 30, 2023
Two op/ed pieces, appearing in recent days in the Wall Street Journal, take very different views of ending the war…
J. Daryl CharlesJanuary 10, 2023
The West is therefore morally and politically obligated to the defense of Ukraine, assisting her with any and all means necessary for her protection and survival.
J. Daryl CharlesNovember 16, 2022
Patriotism is part of our repertoire of civic ideals and identities, as Jean Bethke Elshtain reminded us. While its excesses and perversions are to be lamented, Patriotism rightly perceived yields a concern for the moral tenor of one’s culture.
J. Daryl CharlesOctober 25, 2022
Biden fears escalation; this plays into the hands of Putin, the former KGB operative, who exploits the West’s moral weakness with both cunning and barbarism.
J. Daryl CharlesAugust 8, 2022
In our day it is difficult for some, perhaps many, to recall that the West’s Cold War policy of nuclear deterrence—anchored in traditional just war moral principles of just cause, right intention, proportionality, and discrimination—helped avert war rather than increase the prospects of nuclear conflagration.
J. Daryl CharlesMay 17, 2022
Either we deter Russian aggression, which means that we convince Putin that we will not tolerate his first-strike nuclear threats and be intimidated, or we passively acquiesce to nuclear blackmail and Russian butchery of a nation that was promised its integrity and sovereignty five years after the Cold War ended.
J. Daryl CharlesApril 29, 2022
The war in Ukraine, with its indiscriminate slaughter and mass murder of thousands, forces us to admit the reality of evil.
J. Daryl CharlesApril 20, 2022
Mass moral atrocities and genocidal tendencies have not lessened with the supposed end of the Cold War. If anything, they have increased.
J. Daryl CharlesMarch 30, 2022
Shame on us if we do not act to deter what amount to escalating war crimes by Russia in Ukraine.
J. Daryl CharlesMarch 22, 2022