War: Ends And Means

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War: Ends And Means

By Paul Seabury and Angelo M. Codevilla
Basic Books, 1989
320 pp. $19.95
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This book is a happy surprise for those accustomed to Codevilla as an intellectual bomb thrower: it is a thoughtful primer on war aimed at a generation of Americans the authors regard as prone to dismiss the subject as accident or aberration. Based on a course taught by Professor Seabury, a gentle conservative, the book occasionally strays into polemics-for instance, in pleading for missile defenses. But it provokes enough thought so that the reader often hopes for more-for instance, in arguing that nuclear weapons do not abolish the moral imperative to discriminate in thinking about their use.

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