The just-war pacifist begins with a thoroughly realist assumption—that foreign policy is seldom if ever guided by rigorous just-war precepts.
Making sure late-term abortions are done only to save the life of the mother—under the safest conditions possible—should be something both sides can agree on.
Catholics have special reason to care about Jeff McMahan’s work on the question of just war and the debates it has sparked.
Andrew J. Bacevich and R. Scott Appleby discuss the present-day peace movement and whether it exerts any influence on current U.S. policy.
A defensible case for the attack on Syria would have to satisfy traditional “just war” standards. The proposed action meets none of them.
Do the essays by Leszek Kolakowski collected in 'Is God Happy?' have anything to say to twenty-first-century America?
Robert N. Bellah, who died in July, was a contributor to Commonweal for more than twenty years. Here are excerpts from some of his articles.
For the Romans, 'luxuria' was the near-equivalent of Greek hubris. It has behind it the imagery of material excess leading to a diminished sense of cause and effect.
The conviction is new that the exclusive purpose of the business corporation is to profit its professional managers and stockholders.
Even if everything the government does to combat terrorism is technically legal, not everything legal is prudent, wise, or morally justified.
That Americans and American Catholics remain divided over abortion is to our credit. But some divisions are more necessary, compelling, or expedient than others.
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