The Resource The least of all possible evils : humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza, Eyal Weizman

The least of all possible evils : humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza, Eyal Weizman

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The least of all possible evils : humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza
Title
The least of all possible evils
Title remainder
humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza
Statement of responsibility
Eyal Weizman
Title variation
Humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza
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Language
eng
Summary
The principle of the lesser evil--the acceptability of pursuing one exceptional course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice--has long been a cornerstone of Western ethical philosophy. From its roots in classical ethics and Christian theology, to Hannah Arendt's exploration of the work of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi regime, the author explores its development in three key transformations of the problem: the defining intervention of Medecins Sans Frontisres in mid-1980s in Ethiopia; the separation wall in Israel-Palestine; and international and human rights law in Bosnia, Gaza and Iraq. Drawing on a wealth of new research, the author charts the latest manifestation of this age-old idea. In doing so he shows how military and political intervention acquired a new humanitarian acceptability and legality in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.--Publisher description
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AU@
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JA79
LC item number
.W38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The least of all possible evils : humanitarian violence from Arendt to Gaza, Eyal Weizman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The humanitarian present -- Arendt in Ethiopia -- The best of all possible walls -- Forensic architecture : only the criminal can solve the crime -- Epilogue : The destruction of destruction
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Extent
viii, 196 pages
Isbn
9781844676477
Lccn
2012533072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)786123249

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