Justifying War: Propaganda, Politics and the Modern Age

Hardcover | May 31, 2012

EditorD. Welch, J. Fox

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A new assessment of the debates about Just War in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from the imperial wars of the nineteenth century through the age of total war, the evolution of human rights discourse and international law, to proportionality during the Cold War and the redefinition of authority with the ascendancy of terror groups.

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A new assessment of the debates about Just War in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from the imperial wars of the nineteenth century through the age of total war, the evolution of human rights discourse and international law, to proportionality during the Cold War and the redefinition of authority with the ascendancy of terror ...

DAVID WELCH Professor of Modern History and Director of the Centre for the Study of Propaganda and War at the University of Kent, UK. His main research interest is in twentieth-century political propaganda. His previous work has been in the area of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century German history, focusing on the relationship bet...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 31, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Introduction; D.Welch & J.FoxPART I: EMPIRE, WAR AND THE MODERN AGE: IMPERIALISM AND CONFLICT IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYJustifying the South African War: Boer Propaganda, 1899-1902; F-J.PretoriusJustifying 'New Imperialism': The Making of Colonial Heroes, 1857-1902; B.SèbePART II: THE FIRST WORLD WAR: CONFLICT AND AFTERMATHWar Aims and the 'Big Ideas' of 1914; D.Welch'Why We Are At War': Justifying War in Britain, 1914; C.PennellAdvertising and the Public in Britain during the First World War; J.AulichJustifying Chemical Warfare: The Origins and Ethics of Britain's Chemical Warfare Programme, 1915-1939; U.SchmidtBritain's 'Last Crusade': From War Propaganda to War Commemoration, c. 1914-1930; S.GoebelPART III: THE SECOND WORLD WAR: JUSTIFYING GLOBAL CONFLICT Saving Civilization: British Opinion and the Coming of War in 1939; R.Overy'There will be no war': The Daily Express and the Approach of War, 1938-39; S.NicholasFighting for Freedom: World War II and a Century of American War Propaganda; S.Brewer From War Talk to Rights Talk: War Aims and Human Rights in the Second World War; J.WinterPART IV: COLD WAR: JUSTIFYING IDEOLOGIES 'The Great Movement to Resist America and Assist Korea': How Beijing Sold the Korean War; G.D.RawnsleyAesthetic Enemies: The 'Two Cultures' Theory at the Outset of the Cold War; O.JohnsonJustifying Vietnam: The United States Information Agency's Vietnam Campaign for International Audiences; N.CullPART V: INTO THE MODERN AGE: JUSTIFYING WAR IN THE 21ST CENTURY Humanitarian War: Justifying Western Military Intervention, 1991-2001; S.BadseyCosmopolitanism and Precautionary War; P.HammondJustifying the Iraq War and Managing the Media: A Comparative Historical Analysis; R.JohnsonLosing the (Information) War on Terror; P.M.TaylorEpilogue: The Role of the Media in Justifying and Promoting War: a Practioner's Perspective; P.KnightleySelect Bibliography