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  • Dispute And Other People
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    The thought of a child being sent off to war is very upsetting. The first excerpt of this week's collection of letters clearly shows that the 15-year old writer was not ready for the responsibilities of being a United States soldier. He existed for only 18 years on earth, dying at the age equivalency of a high school senior, such as I. I believe people shouldn't be sent away to war, unless their age permits them to do so as well as their own free will. One compliments the other. Being drafted, t...
  • Book Johnny Got His Gun
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    When you think about it, no one likes war it is a horrible thing. The book Johnny Got his Gun defiantly proved that point, in the sense that it can leave you as a helpless human, or even kill you. If you win a war the outcome of it may be good for you but just think if you are in the position where you may not be able to move talk or even know if you are awake or asleep because your whole face has been ripped off by the shrapnel of the apposing enemy. If that isn't torture than I don't know what...
  • Example Of One War
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    The Immorality of War- War is an armed clash between nations because of hostility or military conflicts. In simple words, war is fighting between two sides. War, in my opinion, is useless because of its damaging results, which will be talked about in this paper. It brings suffering and death. Under no circumstance is war moral, even in cases of self defense. There are just other ways to solve problems. Peace treaties are an easy way to end war. In a peace treaty, it is easy to settle the differe...
  • Just War With A Very Persuasive Argument
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    Kevin Kearney March 23, 2003 History 220 Walzer, Michael. Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations. New York: Basic Books, 1992.368 pp. Michael Walzer first wrote Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations in the years following the Vietnam War, and unfortunately its premise on morality in war will always remain as relevant as it was then as it is now, with conflict between states forever existing. Michael Walzer is one of the most prominent ...
  • Christianity The Official Religion Of The State
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    The Just war theory is and interesting one simply because the phrase just war is an oxymoron. War is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations. Implicit in this definition of war is the result of death and since justice is right action towards other death is the most unjust of things. Thus war is unjust. Although there is the case where one country goes to war with another because the other has unjust policy...
  • Just War Theory States
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    "It is well that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it", said the famous American general, Robert E. Lee during the American Civil War. The United States has found herself in war once again, and the nation is torn on whether or not to support President George W. Bush in his unilateral attack on Iraq. The country is full of veterans of the Vietnam Conflict and the Gulf War and those that remember World War II. Many have a bitter taste in their mouth from Vietnam and do not want A...
  • Adherence To The Just War Doctrine
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    Just War Doctrine and the Gulf Conflict In evaluating US involvement in the Iraq conflict in terms of the Just War Doctrine - jus ad bellum and jus in bello - it is my opinion that the US adhered to the Doctrine in its entirety. The US acted justly both in its entering into the Gulf conflict (jus ad bellum) and in its conduct while in the conflict (jus in bello). To support this opinion I will individually address the co parts that constitute the Just War Doctrine and show how US participation i...
  • Rules Of Just War
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    English 1064-6-05 The ensuing war between the United States and Iraq has been a topic of controversy for several years now. Citizens of America have been divided since the war began and continue to cluster in groups that either fully support or have no support for President Bush and this ongoing war. Many would like to know who is right and who is wrong. Is this war with Iraq justifiable, or has America jumped into something that could have possibly been avoided? To answer these questions a comp...
  • Catch 22 Yossarian
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    In the books, Slaughter House 5 by Kurt Vonnegut and Catch 22 by Joseph Heller there are many themes that at first don't appear to be related but once given a closer look have striking similarities. Both books are about one mans experience through World War II, one being a fighter pilot and another being a soldier. Each man is known as an anti-war hero. They do not agree with the war and do not find it appropriate to fight for it. Neither of the two men was the average "John Wayne" war hero that...
  • Christian Theory Of Just War
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    One of the oldest traditions in religious ethics is that of the just war. The 'Just War Theory's pacifies under which conditions war is just. Opposition based on the Just War Theory differs from that of pacifists. Opposition ists oppose particular wars but not all war. Their opposition is based on principals of justice rather than principles of pacifism (Becker 926). In the monotheistic religious traditions of Christianity and Islam, one role of God (or Allah) is to limit or control aggressions ...
  • Country Of Iraq In War
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    Just cause is the first of the many criteria in the Just War Theories. (Walzer, p. 45) It may also be the most important of all the criteria. Most theorists hold that initiating acts of aggression is unjust and gives a group a just cause to defend itself. (Walzer, p. 60) This can be as simple as an insult from one country to another or as complicated as a trade embargo on one country from another. Although the previous examples are referred to as acts of aggression, it has been commonly held tha...
  • War Book
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    The book, All Quiet On The Western Front, is a war novel written about World War I. It Is written from the side of the Germans. The book is really interesting at times and real easy to read and understand. In the following paper you are going to read a lot that I have to say. You might find it interesting and / or you might not even finish. Either way this is how it goes. The book is based on the experience that one man had while fighting a war against the British. First of all, the guys name is...
  • Madness And Insanity
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    What is Madness Madness and insanity are delicate topics that nobody really wants to talk about. One doesn't want to offend somebody by saying something wrong or unjust. So most of the time it is a breakthrough for someone to talk about the subject. There is a lingering quote that really stands out in my mind from the movie Con Air. What if I told you insane was working 50 hours a week in some office for 50 years, at the end of which, they tell you to piss off ending up at some retirement villag...
  • Mention Of Lysistrata's Husband
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    By: April Gibbs Lysistrata by Aristophanes I think the story of Lysistrata is both interesting and surprising. I did not expect a story that was written in 411 BC to have much of anything I could relate to our world today. Aristophanes deals with very real, every day issues in this story. Although he is actually poking fun at them by making the situations as absurd as possible, there are still many very real topics discussed in this work. I think the most prevalent theme is that of gender roles ...
  • Bush S Speech About The War
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    I did not expect we will be the generation experiencing the war. When the Gulf war broke out, it did not feel like now. Those media!'s power was great even before the war started. Reading through Newsweek article every week, and watching TV news, I could know what was happening in the world, and the current situation with Iraq. Starting the war with Iraq, it was not easy from the beginning. President Bush had to get an agreement from the UN, but the support was not there. Even now, some countrie...
  • My Response To 9 11 September 11
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    My Response To 9/11 September 11, 2001 has marked its spot in history. I remember the day just like it was yesterday. It was about 8: 00 or 9: 00 in the morning and I was on the way to the dentist. I remember turning on the radio thinking why aren't the Disc Jockeys playing any songs. As I was getting ready to turn off the radio, my mother to leave it on. That is when I heard the Dj say two planes have crashed into the World Trade Center. For a minute I didn't understand what was going on, but a...
  • Criteria For A Just War
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    According to the September 22nd edition of Star-Ledger, Professor Richard Falk of Princeton University stated, "the mainstream media have turned into a 'war-mobilizing mechanism' leading to intense indoctrination of the public in support of a military response... We are living in a society that is so convinced of its own innocence that it is ready to embark on its own 'holy war'". He emphasized that if and when the United States decides to use force, it should do so only in conformance with inte...
  • Back Home Ten Years After The War
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    There is a difference in attitudes in men towards war, specially when one goes to war volunteering out patriotism, or if you go to war simply because you were drafted. Therefore leaving behind things and goals, you had in mind, instead of combat. Both stories relate to post war nostalgia, In O'Brien's is about a middle age veteran twenty years after Vietnam, still having nightmares about the era. This story tells us about two friends, Bob Kiley and Curt Lemon, two young kids in their late teens,...
  • Peaceful Resolution To The War In Iraq
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    Well I know we are supposed to write about readings and so on, but really there is nothing else on my mind then our current war in Iraq. I just want to quickly cite why I feel this war will drag on for not days, not weeks, but months. My proposals are all based on the war being extended longer, innocent people dying, and maybe not America benefiting but leaders and corporations benefiting because of the American way of thinking, which is thinking that we are the greatest, the grand, and the almi...
  • War With Iraq
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    In my opinion I do not think the United States of America should go to war with Iraq. Who knows what Iraq has over seas in their dirty, insane, third world country. They probably have bombs the United States does not even know exists. Iraq may also have another country on his side and ready to fight against America. Think of all we could lose if we went to war. Much needed money, military equipment, and time will be wasted just on an unnecessary war that can be prevented just by letting the UN i...

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