Tag: Barack Obama

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    Watch our discussion of ethical questions raised by the killing of Osama Bin Laden, as well as religious responses to his death and its impact on US relations with the Muslim world. More

    May 6, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from our conversation with the director of policy studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on some of the ethical and moral issues at stake in the US raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden. More

    May 3, 2011 | Comments

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    Osama bin Laden is dead. Can Americans experience a moment of national unity without waving a bloody shirt? More

    May 3, 2011 | Comments

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    A Yale Law School professor considers what force should be used for in a just world and says intervening militarily to protect people being slaughtered by their own government is “an enormous break with America’s practice.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    In a new book called “The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama,” Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter ponders the vocabulary of just and unjust war and the significance of using the American military for humanitarian interventions. More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    “If Libya is not clearly distinguished by extraordinary violence, then the president’s claim that protecting civilians is the primary purpose of intervening in Libya is very weak indeed.” More

    March 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Emory University philosophy professor Nicholas Fotion weighs the arguments for and against intervention in Libya. More

    March 29, 2011 | Comments

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    No one should think that intervention in Libya will be easy or simple, writes religious studies professor Charles Mathewes. “Obama’s message to the nation was a reminder that he surely doesn’t.”
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    March 29, 2011 | Comments

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    “We don’t have an obligation to be everywhere for the very simple reason that we don’t have the capacity to be everywhere,” says William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. More

    March 25, 2011 | Comments

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    “Whether you act or whether you don’t act, the stakes are really quite high, and that’s what makes it so daunting from a moral perspective.” More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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