[act-ma] Program Sunday, April 29, Harvard Square, 10:30AM, "CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: MILITARY NECESSITY VS. THE ETHICAL TABOO

John Lampert goodmanjl at comcast.net
Tue Apr 24 18:48:44 PDT 2012


>From John Lampert: 

The Ethical Society of Boston will be presenting a program, Sunday, April 29 at 10:30 AM

CHEMICAL & BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: MILITARY NECESSITY VS. THE ETHICAL TABOO


Program Speaker: John Ellis van Courtland Moon, Professor of History Emeritus, Fitchbury State University
Challenging a long held taboo, advocates of chemical and/or biological weapons have used  the argument of "military necessity" as a cover for "military convenience", which can be used to justify the use of any weapons, no matter how repulsive.  This presentation analyzes how international and humanitarion law has historically sought to limit the uses of violence through a complex of treaties, including treaties to eliminate the possession and use of poisonous weapons. 

Presentation will be at Spiegel Auditorium, 56 Brattle St., Harvard Square.  Program is Free, Public is Welcome. Music, coffee/snacks, and discussion to follow presentation.  For further information call 617-739-9050 or visit BostonEthical.Org. 
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