Tag Archives: aggression

9/11 and just war

For most Americans, the words “September 11” continue to evoke fear, anger, distrust, and a desire to return to the way things used to be before we were attacked on our own soil. September 11, 2011, we learned, to our … Continue reading

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War’s chance of success (Just war, part 6)

[Note from Kathie Malley-Morrison: Today we once again welcome guest contributor Dr. Michael Corgan, for the sixth in his ongoing series on just war.] The just war principle of “chance of success” demonstrates a significant divergence between the notions of … Continue reading

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Using war to stop or undo harm (Just war, part 5)

[Note from Kathie Malley-Morrison: Today we once again welcome guest contributor Dr. Michael Corgan, for his ongoing series on just war.] The idea of proportionality is one of the more comprehensive notions in both the international laws governing war and … Continue reading

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Values and rhetoric: Lakovian framing, metaphors and stories

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Amazon.com Widgets George Lakoff, like Albert Bandura, analyzes the ways that people frame deadly behaviors to give them the trappings of morality. On August 26, 2010, our blog introduced Lakoff’s work; today we continue that exploration. According to Lakoff, both … Continue reading

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