Orchestrating the Instruments of Power:

A Critical Examination of the
U.S. National Security System

A Primer on Security Concepts

As of 12 October 2015

Supplemental Material for Chapter 1


Just War

Summa Theologiea (index), Of War (Four Articles)

Enlightenment Thinkers

Idealism. Kantís work is classic idealism, the pursuit of a worthy ideal

Immanuel Kant:††††††††† Perpetual Peace (pdf)

Immanuel Kant:††††††††† Perpetual Peace (extract), preliminary and definitive articles (pdf)

Conservatism: Burkeís work is often cited as classic conservatism, a preference for what is known over pursuit of an ideal

Edmund Burke:††††††††† Reflections on the Revolution in France (html)

Edmund Burke:††††††††† Reflections on the Revolution in France (pdf)

Edmund Burke:††††††††† Reflections on the Revolution in France (pdf)

Radicalism: Paine counters Burkeís conservatism and advances a radical change

Thomas Paine: ††††††††††† The Rights of Man (multiple formats)

Thomas Paine: ††††††††††† The Rights of Man (multiple formats)

A nice source for early modern philosophers is http://www.earlymoderntexts.com


 

 

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