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November/December 2013

Moral Wounds: The Ethics of Volunteer Military Service

Jeff McMahan leads a forum on volunteer military service, with replies from Brian Imiola, Shannon E. French, Adil Ahmad Haque, and others. Plus, Stephan Phelan revisits Rodolfo Walsh’s struggle for Argentina; Susie Linfield on Israeli Leftists, and more.

 

Forum 

Moral Wounds: The Ethics of Volunteer Military Service

Jeff McMahan — with responses from:

ASSAF SHARON, BRIAN IMIOLA, SHANNON E. FRENCH, SETH LAZAR, ADIL AHMAD HAQUE, LAWRENCE J. KORB, LIONEL K. MCPHERSON, CHARLES J. DUNLAP JR., KIMBERLEY BROWNLEE, AND MATT GALLAGHER.


Editors’ Note
Deborah Chasman and Joshua Cohen

Foundations

State of the Nation: A Guide to the Affordable Care Act
Deborah Stone
Dispatch: Into Africa
Rose Odengo
Made in America: Inventing the Social Network
Claude S. Fischer

Books & Ideas

Man of Action: Rodolfo Walsh and the Struggle for Argentina
Stephen Phelan
The Personal is not Political: Rachel Kushner’s The Flamethrowers
Marta Figlerowicz
Illiberal Reform: Why Did Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Fail?
Lisa Blaydes

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