9781786632739

Least of All Possible Evils: Humanit

Weizman Eyal


Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781786632739
Published: April 2012

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Groundbreaking exploration of the philosophy underpinning Western humanitarian intervention

The notion of a humanitarian "lesser evil" has become instrumental in justifying the West's military adventures. It informs obscene calculations determining how much collateral damage is permissible in conflict. It determines the minimum requirements of survival imposed upon an occupied territory.

As Eyal Weizman shows in this brilliant exploration of forensic architecture, this can be seen in particular in the regime imposed upon Gaza by the state of Israel. Examining the damage following the 2010 bombardment, he pieces together the systematic process of destruction, revealing the political atrocity within the debris. The way he gathers together the evidence forces us to rethink our understanding of justice and human rights in the modern world.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN13: 9781786632739
  • Published: April 2012
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Width: 5.84 mm
  • Height: .86 mm
  • Depth: 8.57 mm
  • Publisher: not specified

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