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How Do I Save My Honor?

War, Moral Integrity, and Principled Resignation

by William F. Felice


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How Do I Save My Honor? is a powerful exploration of individual moral responsibility in a time of war. When people decide that the actions of their government have violated basic norms of ethics and justice, what are they to do? Are there degrees ofmoral responsibility that public officials, soldiers, and private citizens bear for unethical actions of their leaders and government? William F. Felice considers these central ethical questions through the compelling stories of individuals in the U.S. and British government and military who struggled to protect their moral integrity during the Iraq war and occupation. Some came to the difficult conclusion that resignation from their post was necessary to maintain their responsibility to the truth and touphold their honor. Others decided to work from within to try to correct what they perceived as misguided policies. Examining the struggles of these contemporary men and women, as well as of historical figures facing similar dilemmas...

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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William F. Felice (Author)

William F. Felice is professor of political science at Eckerd College.

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