Just War Tradition

True North, Ep. 13 | Just War and Just Cause
True North, Ep. 13 | Just War and Just Cause

In Part III of their short-run series on just war, editors Marc LiVecche and Daniel Strand discuss the jus ad bellum requirement of just cause, including reflection on protecting the innocent, requiting injustice, and punishing sufficiently grave evil.

Was Jesus a Pacifist?
The Holy Week Reader: Monday — A Savior Who Overturns Tables

The cleansing of the temple reveals the character of our Messiah and is a model for those who would follow him.

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Bortchen: Grey Zones, Living Like Lions, & Inspector Javert

Observations about hostilities short of war, Once An Eagle and the importance of duty, and what Inspector Javert can teach us about moral injury and right belief

Unpunished Murder in Northern Ireland Remembered: A Review of Patrick Radden Keefe’s Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Unpunished Murder in Northern Ireland Remembered: A Review of Patrick Radden Keefe’s Say Nothing

Numbers and statistics can desensitize students of war to real tragedy. But Keefe’s focus on Jean McConville’s murder in Say Nothing gives readers a detailed examination of the Troubles while reminding them of the victims.

A Brief Reflection on Sedition and Reconciliation
A Brief Reflection on Sedition and Reconciliation

The sad and lamentable truth is that indeed this is who we are, for it was members of our own body-politic who did this, and we cannot heal if we do not confront the uncomfortable facts as they are. It was sedition.

The Morality of Assassinating Iran’s Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
The Morality of Assassinating Iran’s Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

The November 27 killing of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in a roadside ambush near Absard, Iran, has engendered conversation about the morality, legality, and prudence of assassination.

True North, Ep. 10 | Legitimate Authority and the Just War Tradition
True North, Ep. 10 | Legitimate Authority and the Just War Tradition

Marc LiVecche and Daniel Strand continue their series on the just war tradition by focusing on legitimate authority.

True North, Ep. 9 | Introduction to the Just War Tradition
True North, Ep. 9 | Overview of the Just War Tradition

In this introductory edition, Daniel Strand and Marc LiVecche launch a short series dedicated to a discussion of the just war tradition.

Fight to Win: A Lesson from the Great War
Fight to Win: A Lesson from the Great War

It is because we desire the good of concord that we fight for a decisive end to conflict, one that secures and allows the enforcement of a durable peace.

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