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Trailer: 'POW' - Preview of Documentary in Production
This is a trailer for a forthcoming documentary film presently in production by 3 Penny Films, and sponsored by the Stockdale Center, thanks to the generosity of our donors, in particular, the...
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Dr. Ed Barrett, Dr. Peter Berkowitz and Dr. Patrick Deneen - "Liberal Democracy: Fatally Flawed or Merely Challenged?"
Are liberal democracies fatally flawed or merely challenged? An online discussion with two renowned scholars: Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame, author of "Why Liberalism Failed" and...
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Dr. Ed Barrett, Dr. Francis Fukuyama and Dr. Bill Galston - "The Future of Liberal Democracy"
What problems are undermining liberal democracies, what are their causes, and what can be done? A virtual discussion. Dr Ed Barret is joined by Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Stanford University, author of...
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Dr. Ed Barrett, John Ikenberry and John Mearshimer - "The Future of the Liberal International Order"
  Dr. Edward T. Barrett, the Dean of Research and Director of the Office of Research and Scholarship at the US Naval Academy's Stockdale Center for Ethical...

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Were the A-Bombs the Last Resort?

03-01-2021 by David Luban

The debate has never subsided about whether it was morally justified to drop the bombs. This essay examines why it is such a hard question morally and legally then examines whether they were even militarily necessary.
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Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - Justified?

02-14-2021 by Dr. Ed Barrett

2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the most ethically controversial decisions in the history of warfare when the United States dropped atomic bombs. The Japanese regime surrendered unconditionally, thus ending the Second World War. An undeniably good consequence.
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Why Movies to Teach Philosophy

02-01-2021 by Shaun Baker

A ‘stock in trade’ of philosophical literature is the striking thought experiment.  A staple in ethics and law courses is the written case study. They allow us to formulate and hone theoretic systems and guide practical applications of those philosophical paradigms. 
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