The Morality of Force
Thursday, we're talking about the ethical and moral questions in the decision to use military force. This debate often surfaces before taking action, but Saturday, the stakes got higher when President Obama announced that the US has evidence Syria used chemical weapons on its own people. We'll explore the historical and philosophical considerations and we're hoping to hear from you. How are you working through these questions? What moral factors do you take into account? When do you think force is justified?
- Lynne Olson, journalist and author of Those Angry Days: Roosevelt, Lindbergh, and America's Fight Over World War II, 1939-1941 [Amazon/Indiebound]
- James Traub is a contributing writer for New York Times Magazine. He also writes the Terms of Engagement column for Foreign Policy.
- Michael Minch is a professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Utah Valley University, where he directs the Peace and Justice Studies Program. He's also co-author of the book Living Ethics [Amazon/Indiebound]