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Morals under the Gun

The Cardinal Virtues, Military Ethics, and American Society

James Toner argues that the cardinal virtues are and must be the core values of the military. By embracing these values, the profession of arms serves as a moral compass in an increasingly confusing age. Building upon a bold introduction, which includes what many will regard as a surprising view of military ethics, Toner examines the four cardinal virtues—wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice—and places each in the context of a compelling case study from recent U.S. military history.

He discusses the Flinn Case, the Lavelle Affair, a B-52 crash in Washington State, and the courageous actions of Hugh Thompson after My Lai. Morals Under the Gun connects ethics and moral theology with the armed services, demonstrating that the task of preserving virtue, both personal and professional, is a noble, if imperfectible, task.

About the Author

James H. Toner, professor of international relations and military ethics at the U.S. Air War College, is the author of True Faith and Allegiance: The Burden of Military Ethics.

Reviews

"A call to arms to make the understanding of the profession of arms understood in our country."—Books-On-Line

"Makes the case that the cardinal virtues are what delineate the ethic of a soldier from the judiciousness of civilian ethical maxims."—Seapower

"Devoted to establishing the relevance of this well-timed and well-meaning advice. . . . Topical, instructive, and thought-provoking."—USI Journal

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