In today's class, Mick and Mr. Brightman discussed the second part of Sebastian Junger's War.  Since Sergio was not able to join us, we recorded our conversation for his benefit and for readers who are interested in following our progress through this unit.  Good luck at OLMUN, Sergio!  Enjoy...

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Mrs Jones

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 06:05:39

Something you might like to also consider in relation to your unit question is the concept of a'just war'. This idea was first suggested by St Thomas Aquinas and has been used by many, including George Bush, to justify military action. Bush used it to justify the war in Afghanistan.


Mr. Brightman

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:33:48

You know I was toying with that as the unit question: What is a "just" war?. I was concerned that the readings I wanted to do with the students wouldn't necessarily support the question. Do you have a concise approachable Aquinas reading I could share with these lads? Thanks so much for commenting on our blog!


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