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Jim and Pedro

Geoffrey Best, 17 April 1980

The Ethics of War 
by Barrie Paskins and Michael Dockrill.
Duckworth, 332 pp., £18, October 1979, 0 7156 1354 5
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... of us who have argued in justification of ‘war studies’ that they can be peace studies too. Paskins and Dockrill place a devastating shot in our locker. The task they set themselves is that of the benevolent gadfly: a mixture of Socrates, Kant and Liddell Hart. They announce their book as ‘an experiment in practical philosophy’, inviting common and ...

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