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Patriotism, Morality, and Peace

Stephen Nathanson

Is patriotism a worthy ideal, one that we ought to promote and support? Or is it a dangerous and destructive notion that leads to war and hostility? Patriotism, Morality, and Peace provides the first sustained philosophical treatment of these questions, distinguishes different forms of patriotism, and shows why some forms are indeed dangerous, while others can be valuable and constructive. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 244Size: 5 3/4 x 9
978-0-8476-7799-3 • Hardback • March 1993 • $105.00 • (£70.00)
978-0-8476-7800-6 • Paperback • March 1993 • $46.00 • (£31.95)
Stephen Nathanson, Professor of Philosophy at Northeastern University, is the author of The Ideal of Rationality, An Eye for an Eye?: The Immorality of Punishing by Death (Rowman & Littlefield), and Should We Consent to be Governed? A Short Introduction to Political Philosophy.
A refreshingly concise and accessible discussion of a cluster of vital and controversial questions, free from cant and special pleading.
Jean Bethke Elshtain, The Laura Spelman Rockeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago; author of Just War Against Terror

It is rare that a philosopher addresses a topic that is at once of vital interest to non-philosophers and philosophers alike....I highly recommend using this text.
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