01 April 2007

Pacifism Primer

Andrew Sullivan says, Why not? "Money" quote:
Traditional just-war theory leaves the responsibility for grave decisions like these to the relevant authorities--the parties to the dispute and the countries planning to take action. We do not live under a world government.
Stanley Hauerwaus says, Oh no! Hauerwaus "killing":
Does that mean there is nothing we can do? No, I think that a lot can be done--once we free our imaginations from the presumption that the only alternative is capitulation or war. Nonviolence means finding alternatives to the notion that it is ultimately a matter of kill or be killed.