Autor: Eyal Weizman
ISBN-13: 9781786632739
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 208
Gewicht: 394 g
Format: 211x141x15 mm
Sprache: Englisch

The Least of All Possible Evils

Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza
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Groundbreaking exploration of the philosophy underpinning Western humanitarian intervention.
Groundbreaking exploration of the philosophy underpinning Western humanitarian intervention
The notion of a humanitarian "lesser evil" has become instrumental in justifying the West's military adventures. It informs obscene calculations determining how much collateral damage is permissible in conflict. It determines the minimum requirements of survival imposed upon an occupied territory.

As Eyal Weizman shows in this brilliant exploration of forensic architecture, this can be seen in particular in the regime imposed upon Gaza by the state of Israel. Examining the damage following the 2010 bombardment, he pieces together the systematic process of destruction, revealing the political atrocity within the debris. The way he gathers together the evidence forces us to rethink our understanding of justice and human rights in the modern world.

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Autor: Eyal Weizman
ISBN-13:: 9781786632739
ISBN: 178663273X
Verlag: Verso
Gewicht: 394g
Seiten: 208
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 211x141x15 mm