"Remarkable. . . . A thoughtful and even profound book, which can be warmly recommended."ÂAdam Roberts, New Society
"[A] wise, prudential, and moral thesis. . . . A most important book, one that all Americans who can should read."ÂGeorge Armstrong Kelly, Political Science Quarterly
"At its heart, Can Modern War be Just? Is a challenge to the common assumption that any modern war must be totalÂan unrestrained, spasmodic release of oneâs entire destructive capacity against the whole of the enemyâs population."ÂRichard Allen, Journal of Religious Ethics
"Johnson . . . seriously attempt[s] to balance principles and respect facts. For this he is to be praised."ÂGary Jason, Chronicles of Culture
"Johnsonâs application of just war doctrine to the hardest problems of contemporary warfare is both morally sensitive and intellectually bold. Readers will sometimes disagree with his arguments, but they will be forced to think hard, and they will learn what it is to work within a moral tradition."ÂMichael Walzer
About: Arguing that it is still possible to think in terms of a just war, the author offers philosophical and moral guidelines for addressing and assessing the key problems and issues associated with contemporary wars
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