Just War & Jihad: Two Views of War

From the December 2002 Forum

Christopher Hitchens, Columnist, Vanity Fair

Dr. James Turner Johnson, Professor of Religion, Rutgers University

Expert Dr. James Turner Johnson explains the formation and historical evolution of just war theory, from St. Augustine in the fourth century to the present. He explains its principles and the reasons why the theory no longer applies to jihad. Christopher Hitchens speaks on the justice and injustice we have witnessed in recent wars, particularly in relation to the debates surrounding intervention in the Iraq War. The discussion applies just war principles to contemporary issues.


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Christopher Hitchens

Columnist, Vanity Fair

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Dr. James Turner Johnson

Professor of Religion, Rutgers University

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