Andrew Linklater: The Problem of Harm in World Politics

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June 2012, no. 342

Andrew Linklater: The Problem of Harm in World Politics

Reviewed by
June 2012, no. 342

N.A.J. Taylor

 

The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Theoretical Investigations
by Andrew Linklater
Cambridge University Press, $35.95 pb, 320 pp, 9780521179843

 

Violent and non-violent harm is endured, inflicted, and internalised by all people at different times, and to varying degrees. It was Cicero who is believed to have first posited that the main obligation human beings have is to refrain from harming one another, and that any unnecessary act of doing so renders that person an enemy of the human race.

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