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Why The War Was Wrong

With contributions by Robert Manne, Guy Rundle, Eva Sallis, Raimond Gaita, Hilary Charlesworth, Peter Coghlan, and Mark McKenna.

The war in Iraq is over, so we are told, but huge questions remain unanswered. Why were we lied to about the existence of weapons of mass destruction? Why do we still not know how many Iraqis died in the invasion? Why was John Howard so eager to commit Australian troops? Was the invasion legal under international law? And how can we reconcile this critical questioning with the knowledge of how Iraqis suffered under Saddam Hussein?

In Why the War Was Wrong, leading Australian writers give their answers. Arguing from legal, political, historical, philosophical and humanitarian standpoints, they make a passionate case for the primacy of our responsibilities to our fellow human beings. This is an accessible and powerful book. It is a book you must read.

Raimond Gaita
About the Author

Raimond Gaita was born in Germany in 1946. He is Emeritus Professor of moral philosophy at Kings College London, and a Professorial fellow at the Melbourne Law School and the faculty of Arts of the University of Melbourne.

His books have been published in many translations. They include: Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception, Romulus, My Father,...

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Extent:
208pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
3 November 2003
ISBN:
9781920885120
AU Price:
$24.95
NZ Price:
$30.00
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