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Nuclear Weapons and Ethics
Nuclear Weapons and Ethics

Matthew Kroenig talked about the ethics of nuclear weapons during our annual Christianity and National Security Conference.

Why the Fruit of the Tree Is Rotten
Why the Fruit of the Tree Is Rotten

The Tree of Liberty, like every other tree, is judged by its fruits. The fruits of the tree are the citizens of the Republic, and the moral health of the Republic is known by the character of its citizens.

Marksism – No. 70: Alasdair MacIntyre, North Korea, Afghanistan
Marksism – No. 70: Alasdair MacIntyre, North Korea, Afghanistan

In this episode, the editors discuss articles about Alasdair MacIntyre’s recent talk about human dignity, whether according to international law Afghanistan was a US ally before the Taliban takeover, and on the possibility of an end-of-war declaration with North Korea.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lessons for Today
Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Lessons for Today

Col. Tim Mallard, chaplain in the US Army, spoke about Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology and lessons for today at the Christianity and National Security Conference.

True North, Ep. 17: Just War and Jus ad Bellum — Last Resort and Declaration
True North, Ep. 17: Just War and Jus ad Bellum — Last Resort and Declaration

In this episode of True North, Marc LiVecche and Daniel Strand continue their conversation about the just war tradition and prudential considerations. In the previous episode, they covered proportionality of ends and probability of success—viewers can see that video and transcript here. Now they take on last resort and declaration of war.

C.S. Lewis and Veterans Day: Honoring the Protectors
C.S. Lewis and Veterans Day: Honoring the Protectors

How should we think about veterans and military service more generally? C.S. Lewis, a World War I veteran who was wounded in combat, provides some answers.

The Just War Tradition Yesterday and Today: A Panel Discussion
The Just War Tradition Yesterday and Today: A Panel Discussion

At the Christianity and National Security Conference in Washington, DC, Nigel Biggar, Daniel Strand, and Marc LiVecche participated in a panel discussion about the just war tradition. Biggar covered the tradition for today while Strand talked about Paul Ramsey’s contribution and LiVecche explained Reinhold Niebuhr’s relationship with the tradition.

Marksism – No. 69: Colin Powell, Just War, Niebuhr and Henry Wallace
Marksism – No. 69: Colin Powell, Just War, Niebuhr and Henry Wallace

The editors discuss the legacy of Colin Powell, Marc LiVecchhe and Daniel Strand’s discussion on the just war tradition and prudential considerations, and a 75-year-old editorial where Reinhold Niebuhr turns against Henry Wallace.

Faith, Ethics, and Defending America - Megan Reiss
Faith, Ethics, and Defending America

On October 28, Megan Reiss spoke at the Christianity and National Security Conference about the role of faith and ethics in American foreign policy.

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