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    The dictionary defines the word “blind” as the lack of perception, awareness, or discernment. Symbolism, irony, and foreshadowing is used in many ways by the author in her short story called “The Lottery”. Shirley Jackson uses these literary devices to emphasize the idea that people will follow traditions blindly if that was how they were raised. “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a short story about a strange tradition. Once a year, the town gathers together and one member from each…

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    The Just War Tradition

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    The Just War Tradition is like any other known tradition, this one has been passed down but it isn't just some hand-me-downs or grandpa's watch but a continuous argument for decades now. The article gives the long historical background on where the tradition originated from. Just War Tradition is also known as the Just War Theory meaning before the government could even demand soldiers to fight and survive for their lives there has to be justification. The theory goes far as the B.C. era and…

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    Assess the contemporary coherence of the just war tradition. Realists describe war as an inevitable outcome of the anarchical international system in which states interact with each other. Based on this premise, throughout the centuries, has been witnessed the flourishing of a tradition of thought focusing on the ethics of war: The Just War Tradition. Its central hypothesis is that the use of force can be morally justified, or in other words that war can be morally right. This view differs from…

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    Just War Theory Essay

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    In the just war tradition, just cause is one of the requirements of jus ad bellum—that is, one of the conditions of justification to wage war. International law recognizes only one just cause for war: self- or collective defense against an aggressor. Contemporary legal notions also recognize a prevention of large-scale violations of human rights by their own government just cause for war. These are the most elemental just causes for war in the realm of international law and just war theory.…

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    Arguments Against Just War

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    been a part of the human experience for most of recorded history, and many scholars use the concept of just war to analyse wars in their own time and in the past, and to consider how to create long lasting peace. Just war theory forms the basis of much of international law today, and still can be used to analyse modern day conflict, such as the Russian Federation’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Just war theory in its most coherent form was first discussed by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 14th…

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    Why The Moon Is Down

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    John Steinbeck was a member of two intelligence organizations that were the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The director asked Steinbeck to write a work of propaganda against the Nazi aggression in Europe. As a result, Steinbeck wrote The Moon is Down. This book argued the need for people to stand up against the Nazi invaders and to not surrender and appease them. Many people throughout Europe were able to read this book including people who receive smuggled copies of this…

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    Just War Analysis

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    Zanello Writ 102 Sec 004 Instructor John Herold Just War Final Draft 21 October 2015 An Analysis of Modern Wars and the Just War Concept The concept of just war in Western Cultures goes back to thinkers like Thomas, Cicero, and Augustine. The main goal of the principles embraced in this theory was to provide fair causes to go to war and its prosecution, and not to let people be fooled by false ideals of glory. Some concepts like “proportionality”, “just cause”, and “weapons used in war must…

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    The just war tradition is base in two principals: Jus ad bellum (justice of war) – this relates the reasons for war; jus in bello (justice in war) this establish what can be done and the amount of force that can be delivered during a war. Based on the just war tradition and its principles, a war can have a framework with moral and political viability. For instance, in cases of cyber warfare, the just war tradition has moral ground limitation. In the…

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    than another human’s. Additionally, not only are those in combat killing the opponent’s troops, but innocent bystanders are also harmed and often killed (Watson). It is immoral for someone not wanting to be entangled in the war to loose their life just for happening to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Today, there are many more lives being lost than in past wars due to breakthroughs in technology that are leading to more powerful and destructive weapons. For example, in the American…

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    Assess the Athenians’ argument and actions from the standpoint of pacifism and just war theory. Which position do you find most compelling, and why? Just War theory portrays a practical look at the morality of war in comparison to pacifism, allowing the opportunity to form international procedures and protocol in an attempt to control conflict. During The Peloponnesian War the Athenians offered a valid and in-depth argument on their views of justice in war, over time this has developed into…

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