Just War Tradition

“Proportionality” and Israel’s Plight

The difference between immoral revenge and lawful retribution is in the principle of proportionality

Foreign Policy ProvCast, Ep. 81 | Vincible Ignorance, Invincible Ignorance, and Just Getting it Wrong About Hamas

Marc LiVecche and Keith Pavlischek kvetch on pacifists, idealists, terrorist-enablers, and others who get Hamas, October 7th, and just war tradition wrong.

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Oorah! Happy Veterans Day

Today marks the observance to two great national holidays that honor the heroes among us. Go out your way to thank a veteran and hug a Marine.

The Provcast: The Israel-Hamas War

Providence’s Marc LiVecche and Pepperdine’s Robert Kaufman discuss the Israel-Hamas War, proportionality, intent, and fighting to win

Just War in One Principle: The Reality of Sin

There are many arguments in favor of Just War Theory, but none so potent as the reality of human sinfulness

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The Way Out is Through: Peace Must Start with the End of Hamas

While protecting her people and seeking justice, Israel must minimize harms against innocent Palestinians and multiply hell on Hamas.

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Just War 101 — E9: Prudence; or, Reality (Sometimes) Bites

Just war morality demands that ethical judgements must take into account certain cold, unrelenting, and frustratingly immovable facts. Wisdom matters.

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part IV: The Dismal Ethics of Revolutionary Violence

Revolutionary violence is never ethically justified

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part III: The American War for Independence

Part 3 of Eric Patterson’s series on Just War

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