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Liberals, Revolutionaries, and Responsibility

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 September 2012


This brief response cannot adequately address all of the challenging issues raised by Robert Meister in his reply, so I hope only to clarify our main points of contention that will likely continue beyond this exchange.

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1 The question of whether military intervention is the most morally effective option in any given case will depend on a host of other moral considerations and contextual factors.

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