Front Cover

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Series Page, Title Page, Copyright

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Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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pp. vii-x

From the Founding Fathers on, many Americans have thought of themselves as citizens of a Christian nation. But the United States has always been a melting pot society; the “pluribus” in its motto includes religious diversity, and its Constitution insists on the separation of church and state. ...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xii

The Pew Forum Dialogues on Religion and Public Life, through fortune and the help of many people named below, have consistently obtained contributions from the most serious political thinkers who enrich the discussion of religious issues. This volume is the fourth in a series that is a creation of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. ...

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The Paradoxes of Religion and Foreign Policy: An Introduction

E.J. Dionne Jr., Kayla M. Drogosz, Jean Bethke Elshtain

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pp. 1-10

Bringing religion into international relations scares people, especially after the attacks of September 11, 2001. It also seems a new departure, even if it is not. As J. Bryan Hehir notes in his pathbreaking essay in these pages, the dominant attitude over the last half century on the subject was expressed well by Dean Acheson, Harry Truman’s secretary of state. ...

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Religion, Realism, and Just Intervention

J. Bryan Hehir

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pp. 11-33

Even thirty years ago the topic “faith, morals, and public policy” would not have been a normal topic for reflection among both foreign policy elites and the general public. Certainly, one could explore, at any moment in the history of the republic, the relationship of faith and politics, religion, and public policy, ...

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Can There Be a Moral Foreign Policy?

Michael Walzer

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pp. 34-52

When I saw the topic originally proposed for this discussion, “faith, morals, and foreign policy,” I decided immediately that I would talk mostly about morals, not about faith, which is perhaps a Jewish strategy for dealing with these matters. ...

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Fighting Against Terrorism and For Justice

Louise Richardson

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pp. 53-70

If there is an academic equivalent of bringing coals to Newcastle, then commenting on the words of Bryan Hehir and Michael Walzer on faith, morals, and foreign policy must be it. Few people have spoken with such care, erudition, and insight on this subject. ...

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Between Faith and Ethics

Shibley Telhami

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pp. 71-94

In this chapter, I address four related issues: the role of religion in world politics and in American foreign policy, the sources of political power of religious groups and organizations, the relations between religious and ethical beliefs and foreign policy, and the relationship between the ethical and the religious. ...

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When Unilateralism is Right and Just

Charles Krauthammer

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pp. 95-99

The editors of this volume asked: can religious convictions guide a moral foreign policy? Do they lead to fanaticism? I am not sure that question has any kind of answer. A Bible group I am in has just now reached II Kings. I can assure you that my first travel through Joshua was a revelation. ...

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"Morality is Really Hard"

James Lindsay

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pp. 100-106

Bryan Hehir made a point in chapter 1 worth stressing: religion is taking on increasing salience in world politics. If anything, Hehir underplayed how important this development is and how much it could complicate international relations in the future. Charles Krauthammer rightly pointed out that religious traditions are diverse. ...

Contributors

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pp. 107-110

Index

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pp. 111-119

Back Cover

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