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Conflict & Justice

Does a 'just' war really even exist?

The Catholic Church has been involved with wars practically since its beginning, though certainly less in recent centuries. But the pope's recent comments about "just wars" — in the context of international intervention in Iraq and Syria — have raised questions about whether his "just war" actually exists.

Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein's writing has appeared in The Walrus, The New York Times, GQ, and The National Post. He is a frequent contributor to PRI's This American Life and the New York Times Magazine, and was a 2002 co-recipient of The Third Coast Audio Festival's Gold Prize. In 2004, he was awarded a Canadian National Magazine award for humor. He is author of the novel, "Lenny Bruce is Dead" and "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!." His latest book, "I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow" is available for purchase online.