Abstract

Although there are compelling reasons not to define the struggle against mega-terrorism as a "war," for purposes of moral evaluation of defensive measures, Just War standards provide an essential second line of defense for human rights norms as well as a counsel of strategic prudence. Taking the sum of its policies in the wake of 9/11 it is evident that the Bush administration has failed to satisfy those standards even as it continues the effort of the American Right, launched during the administration of Ronald Reagan, to appropriate human rights for their purposes.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-794X
Print ISSN
0275-0392
Pages
pp. 356-403
Launched on MUSE
2008-05-11
Open Access
No
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