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The Failure of Just War Theory

Thanks to one of our readers, Robert, for the heads up about this!

Tom Woods did a podcast on the Just War Theory, interviewing author Laurie Calhoun, author of War and Delusion: A Critical Examination (Twenty-first Century Perspectives on War, Peace, and Human Conflict).

Calhoun: “The theory has no content…It is vacuous…If you examine it…you find that in fact [the criteria] tend to be platitudinous and they are used rhetorically by leaders to support their cause for war.”

Indeed, the JWT is used to justify, not limit, war — and it has been that way for centuries.