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How Humane Wars are Inhumane

Samuel Moyn’s Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War argues that efforts to make war more ethical have failed.

  • David Rieff
  • The National Interest

Samuel Moyn, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux). 416 pp. $30.00.

IT IS a hoary military cliché that at any given time generals are always prepared to fight and win the most recent of their countries’ past wars.

But it comes as something of a shock when, in his new book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, Samuel Moyn, a historian and a professor of law at Yale who is one of America’s…

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