Title

The Abnormality of War: Dissecting the “Just War” Euphemisms and Building an Ethics of Peace

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

16 p.

Publication Date

4-2006

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Source Publication

Hoizons

Source ISSN

0360-9669

Abstract

I dedicate this essay to a ten year old Afghan boy, Mohammed Noor. He was having his Sunday dinner when an American bomb struck. He lost both eyes and both hands. Who, with this child in mind, would dare sing “God bless America,” the hymn that would make God a co-conspirator with American war-makers? The sightless eyes of this child should haunt us to the end of our days and sear on our souls the absolute need to not just pray for peace, but to do something to make it happen.

Comments

Horizons, Vol. 33, No. 1 (April 2006): 111-126. DOI.