The Politics of Rescue

Walzer, Michael
March 1995
Social Research;Spring95, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p53
Academic Journal
The article explores the arguments for and against political and military intervention in other countries. The importance of appropriate judgment by political leaders in making the decision to intervene is emphasized. The differences between military and humanitarian intervention are explained. The author focuses on intervention in countries where domestic brutalities such as rape, ethnic cleansing and state terrorism are regularly carried out, and offers an alternative type of rescue intervention.


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