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Point of AttackPreventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare$
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John Yoo

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199347735

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347735.001.0001

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From Just War to False Peace

From Just War to False Peace

(p.43) 3 From Just War to False Peace
Point of Attack

John Yoo

Oxford University Press

International law currently prohibits the use of force except in self-defense or when authorized by the United Nations Security Council. Despite its claims to a long just war pedigree, this rule is a relatively new invention of the post-WWI period. This chapter traces the development of just war theory from the Roman Republic through the eighteenth century, and then the sudden reintroduction of the concept in the interwar period

Keywords:   Just war, Roman Republic, Catholic political theory, World War I, League of Nations, Woodrow Wilson

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