Jim Wilson's Blog – 12th mo. 2014 Archive (1)

Was World War II a Good War?

One of the difficulties with maintaining a commitment to the Peace Testimony is the elevation of W.W. II to the status of a ‘Good War’.  The idea is that W.W. II is an exception; other wars may be awful, unnecessary, or even evil, but W.W. II is considered to be an example of a necessary and even a virtuous war.  The impact of this view is that the same kind of logic is carried over to contemporary conflicts so that the U.S. attack on Iraq under Bush II was done for righteous and ‘moral’…

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Added by Jim Wilson on 12th mo. 17, 2014 at 10:18am — 12 Comments

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