What is a ‘Just War’?

On the 20th anniversary of the worldwide protest against the Iraq War in February 2003, we ask: is there such a thing as ‘just war’ or is there just war?

Painting by F.J. Mears, before 1930. Wiki Commons.

‘Does it matter all that much how we break things and make our enemy’s mothers weep?’

Cathal J. Nolan, Professor of History at Boston University and author of Mercy: Humanity in War (Oxford University Press, 2023)

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