Saturday, December 11, 2004

Becker, Posner, and Preemptive War

Becker and Posner continue their discussion of preemptive war. Here is a comment from Posner that relates to my previous post about the cost of military action:

Readers who doubt that cost-benefit analysis can be applied to matters of life and death, such as war, should consider that lives are on both sides of the balance. If a preventive war that killed 10,000 people could prevent a nuclear attack on the United States that would kill 10 million people, such a war would in my opinion be justified.


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