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The Morality of Terrorism


Haig Khatchadourian

The Morality of Terrorism argues that terrorism violates certain human rights, and just war, and consequentialist moral principles, and so is always wrong. In distinguishing «freedom fighting» from terrorism, this study lays down stringent conditions derived from just war theory, for the moral justifiability of «freedom fighting», such as some revolutions, civil wars, and guerilla warfare. This book then evaluates the morality of actual and possible judicial and military responses to terrorism by targeted governments. An appendix provides a case study (the Palestine problem) of root causes of political and moralistic-religious terrorism.