Great Throughts Treasury

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Angus Dun and Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr

Dun was American Clergyman and Author, 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Niebuhr was American Theologian and Intellectual

"The occasions to which the concept of the just war can be rightly applied have become highly restricted. A war to “defend the victims of wanton aggression” where the demands of justice join the demands of order, is today the clearer case of a just war… The concept of a just war does not provide moral justification for initiating a war of incalculable consequences to end such oppression."