Just Wars

LeoCasey at aol.com LeoCasey at aol.com
Wed May 9 18:59:07 PDT 2001

My original:
> I recognize that necessity. A just war can be a war in self-defense.
> =======
> Ian:
> That's what the Japanese and Germans said. Preemptory self-defense is one
> of the finer lies in life.

Not a convincing retort, I am afraid. The fact that a concept can be abused or misused is hardly a refutation of the concept itself.

Leo Casey United Federation of Teachers 260 Park Avenue South New York, New York 10010-7272 (212-598-6869)

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. -- Frederick Douglass --

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