Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

We Kill Because We Can

  • Kartonierter Einband
  • 400 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
A disturbing and controversial exposé of the ethics of remote-controlled warfare in the twenty-first century.Welcome to the Drone ... Weiterlesen
CHF 15.90
Auslieferung erfolgt in der Regel innert 3 bis 4 Werktagen.

Beschreibung

A disturbing and controversial exposé of the ethics of remote-controlled warfare in the twenty-first century.

Welcome to the Drone Age. Where self-defense has become naked aggression. Where courage has become cowardice. Where black ops have become standard operating procedure. In this remarkable and often shocking book, Laurie Calhoun dissects the moral, psychological, and cultural impact of remote-control killing in the twenty-first century. Can a drone operator conducting a targeted killing be likened to a mafia hitman? What difference, if any, is there between the Trayvon Martin case and the drone killing of a teen in Yemen? We Kill Because We Can takes a scalpel to the dark heart of Western foreign policy in order to answer these and many other troubling questions.

Autorentext
Calhoun, Laurie Laurie Calhoun is a philosopher and cultural critic with a special interest in film as a source of moral insight. She is the author of War and Delusion: A Critical Examination and Philosophy Unmasked: A Skeptic's Critique, in addition to dozens of essays on war, morality and politics.

Klappentext

An exploration of the issue of drone warfare, highly topical and hugely controversial.



Zusammenfassung
A disturbing and controversial expose of the ethics of remote-controlled warfare in the twenty-first century.

Inhalt
Foreword to the Paperback Edition Preface Introduction Part I: Find 1. Drone Nation 2. From Black Ops to Standard Operating Procedure 3. The Logic of Targeted Killing 4. Lethal Creep Part II: Fix 5. Strike First, Suppress Questions Later 6. The New Banality of Killing 7. The Operators 8. From Conscience to Oblivion Part III: Finish 9. Death and Politics 10. Death and Taxes 11. The Death of Military Virtue 12. Tyrants Are as Tyrants Do Conclusion Postface Appendix: Drone Killing and Just War Theory

Produktinformationen

Titel: We Kill Because We Can
Untertitel: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age
Autor:
EAN: 9781783605477
ISBN: 978-1-78360-547-7
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 400
Gewicht: 385g
Größe: H30mm x B199mm x T130mm
Veröffentlichung: 03.01.2017
Jahr: 2016
Auflage: New in Paperback