TITLE

Chapter Fourteen: ETHICS OF TERRORISM AND THE CASE OF COLOMBIA

AUTHOR(S)
Kunkel, Joseph C.
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p289
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 14 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It focuses on U.S. anti-terror activities in Colombia. The author analyzes the morality of the U.S. war in Iraq. He suggests that power politics, not ethical considerations, underlies the U.S. paramilitary operations in Colombia in the guise of a war on drugs. He traces the continued fighting there to poverty and exploitation of resources by multinational companies and suggests encouraging alternative crops and training an effective police force as solutions.
ACCESSION #
57738526

 

Related Articles

  • Chapter Nine: IS THE UNITED STATES-LED OCCUPATION OF IRAQ PART OF THE "WAR ON TERROR"? Presbey, Gail M. // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p161 

    Chapter 9 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It evaluates the U.S. occupation of Iraq to counter terrorism. The author reviews speeches of U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney and finds several erroneous and misleading...

  • Chapter Fifteen: TERRORISM AND DETERRENT VIOLENCE: A CRITIQUE OF ISRAEL'S JUSTIFICATION OF MILITARY VIOLENCE. Gildert, Rob // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p309 

    Chapter 15 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It focuses on Israel's justification of military violence. The author examines Israel's policy of applying military measures as a deterrent against future Palestinian terrorist attacks. Citing research...

  • Chapter Eleven: CONSEQUENTIALISM, NEGATIVE RESPONSIBILITY, AND SACRIFICE: MORAL DILEMMAS POSED BY THE POST-SEPTEMBER 11TH "SHOOTDOWN" POLICY. Grippe, Edward J. // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p211 

    Chapter 11 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. The author examines the morality of the government's Shootdown Policy which declares that U.S. Forces can shoot down a commercial airplane if they have reason to believe that terrorists have taken over...

  • Chapter Thirteen: RUSSIA, CHECHNYA, AND THE GLOBAL WAR AGAINST TERRORISM. Imamkhodjaeva, Oidinposha // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p255 

    Chapter 13 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It discusses the problems of Russia and Chechnya and examines why the perils of war and conflicts during the Cold War persist today. The author surveys history and learns that the Chechens have been...

  • Chapter Twenty: EMMANUEL LEVINAS: FROM "INNOCENT VIOLENCES" TO THE ETHICAL "JUST WAR.". Hamblet, Wendy C. // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p409 

    Chapter 20 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It examines Emmanuel Levinas' concept of innocent violence which maintains that man is inherently violent but he can transcend violence and egoism through thinking, disquietude and awareness. It notes...

  • Chapter Six: CRISIS, TERROR, AND TYRANNY: ON THE ANTI-DEMOCRATIC LOGIC OF EMPIRE. Amato, Peter // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p113 

    Chapter 6 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. The author discusses the kind of democracy that could prevent terrorism. He considers the prevailing U.S. foreign policy to be undemocratic and tyrannical and encourages terrorism in the marginalized...

  • Chapter Ten: THE MORTAL GOD TO WHICH WE OWE OUR PEACE AND DEFENSE. Koukal, D. R. // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p199 

    Chapter 10 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It discusses the role that the U.S. has taken as the "Leviathan" or mortal god to which the world owes its peace and defense. The author finds the U.S. an ineffective and imprudent god because it...

  • Chapter Twelve: JESSICA LYNCH: MULTIPLE IMAGES, MULTIPLE REALITIES. Kaplan, Duhan // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p245 

    Chapter 12 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It focuses on Jessica Lynch, a U.S. Army private who was missing in Iraq for many days before she was rescued, and the attendant media coverage of her rescue. There were varied versions of her story in...

  • Chapter Sixteen: THE ROLE OF CENTRAL ASIA IN THE "WAR AGAINST TERRORISM.". Imamkhodjaeva, Oidinposha // Philosophical Perspectives on the 'War on Terrorism';2007, p325 

    Chapter 16 of the book "Philosophical Perspectives on the "War on Terrorism"" is presented. It examines the role of Central Asia in the war against terrorism. It traces the beginnings of the Central Asian crisis to the era of the Soviet Union's harsh campaign against religions, including Islam....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics