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Legal Humanities: Samuel Moyn “The Coming of Humane War”
Join us for a discussion of Moyn's new book Humane followed by commentary from respondents Nicholas Grossman (Political Science) and Patrick Keenan (Law).

Samuel Moyn is Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and Professor of History at Yale University. He has written several books in the fields of European intellectual history and human rights history. His newest book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, appears with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in fall 2021.

In Humane, Moyn asks a troubling but urgent question: What if efforts to make war more ethical—to ban torture and limit civilian casualties—have only shored up the military enterprise and made it sturdier? To advance this case, Moyn looks back at a century and a half of passionate arguments about the ethics of using force.

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Sep 28, 2021 07:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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