Monday, October 3, 2011

War and Peace (A Short Post)

While it must be remembered that Harry S. Stout's stance in Upon the Altar of a Nation is outspokenly not pacifist and that he uses the following quote as a launching point for a discussion of jus in bello, I was struck by the truth of the following quote and its at least superficial harmony with the transformative ethics espoused by, among others, St. John of Sinai:

There are no ideal wars. Peace is the only ideal, and every war is at some level a perversion of it.

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