Tag: Jean Bethke Elshtain

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    Along with a responsibility to protect, international military forces intervening in Libya also have a responsibility to respect. More

    March 21, 2011 | Comments

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    As major combat operations come to an end and the US completes a troop drawdown in Iraq, revisit interviews with ethicists, philosophers, scholars, and religious leaders about just war and the moral issues raised by Iraq. More

    August 27, 2010 | Comments

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    In the ongoing national debate about the morality of torture, the question is whether it is ever the lesser evil. Under certain circumstances, can torture be justified? Two ethicists, Shaun Casey and Jean Bethke Elshtain, discuss torture and its moral limits. More

    May 1, 2009 | Comments

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    As Congress and the Administration begin an all-out debate on whether and when to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq, we want to discuss here what America's moral obligations are now to the Iraqi people. What does America owe Iraq?

    September 7, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton’s interview about Iraq and just war with Professor Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    When is a preventive war, such as the invasion of Iraq, justified? Consciously or not, most of us probably weigh the morality of war using centuries-old “just war” theory. More

    March 24, 2006 | Comments

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    A special report on the sexual pressures on pre-teenage girls. Parents, social critics, and many young girls themselves deplore it, but sex sells, so advertisers and entertainers use it to attract audiences. More

    April 12, 2002 | Comments

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    The candidates’ use of religion has been controversial throughout the campaign. In the last of our special election reports, R & E asked several leading political experts to evaluate the role of religion and religious rhetoric during the 2000 election season. More

    November 3, 2000 | Comments

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    What is the proper place for religion in a politcal campaign? The question is a volatile issue with unclear boundaries, not just for candidates, but for organizations too. More

    September 1, 2000 | Comments