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returnreturnThis is a New Adventure with the Seventh Doctor Benny Ros and Chris with flashbacks to the Seventh Doctor's travels with Mel which have never merited a full length spinoff novel of their own I realised about a urter of the way in that I had heard an audio adaptation of it several years ago one of the very first Big Finish audios about Benny with her husband Jason replacing most of the other regular characters The audio was good but the book is also very good; too many Second World War stories and not just in the Whoniverse reach for easy cliches and although the nastiest characters here are German and the nicest apart from regulars are Brits there is a decent level of ambiguity all the way thorugh including about the Doctor's role Ros in particular gets some good moments as an authoritative black woman officer impacting the establishment in London and poor Benny gets some nasty torture at the hands of the occupiers of Guernsey The New Adventures seem to have been passing through a good phase generally at this point in early 1996 though the end must have been already looming uite simply one of the best novels in the New Adventures series Can't believe it took me this long to read it Between the books and audio and TV media you could probably throw a brick in the air during WWII and there's a reasonable chance it would land on a visiting version of the Doctor And if it did there's about a 50% chance it'd be 7 So when I saw the nazis on the cover I rolled my eyes Here we go againI was so wrong This book is a historical that beautifully illustrated the idea that there really are no winners or good guys in war It also serves as a reminder of how potentially damaging the Doctor's time traveling fuckery really can be Throw into the mix some great character defining bits with Roz and Bernice And most surprisingly all this is accomplished with a minimum of blood and violence Extremely good story and very well written Definitely one of the best NA's So it’s pretty wild going from The Infinity Doctors back to Lance Parkin’s first Who novel They’re both impressively different from one another but both very very goodThe Infinity Doctors had a fair share of dark moments but Just War is understandably a very dark book If the soldiers and Swastikas on the front cover don’t give you a clue the title itself is a fair warning this isn’t going to be a fun rompComing after The Also People there’s also a pretty big tonal shift here in a way that was the calm before the storm After that it’s back into the thick of it with each of the TARDIS crew split up for respective tasks These are all well paced and immersive painting a really vivid picture of the realities of World War Two and offering some really good character moments for each of the main characters Benny who gets put through the wringer something awful once again proves what a great and strong character she is and makes it pretty obvious just how she’s ended up being such an iconic and long lasting characterThere’s very few light moments here it’s a gritty and sometimes pretty tough read but it’s very well done and doesn’t suffer from the same ‘first novel syndrome’ that other entries in this range have It’s handled incredibly maturely and is definitely up there with some of the best of the New Adventures Just War Theory The Ethics Centre Just war theory is an ethical framework used to determine when it is permissible to go to war It originated with Catholic moral theologians like Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Auinas though it has had a variety of different forms over time Today just war theory is divided into three categories each with its own set of ethical principles The categories are jus ad bellum jus in bello and A Just War or Just a War? The New American For a war to be considered just several conditions must be met First a nation fighting a just war cannot be the initiator of hostilities Instead it must first be attacked but even that is What is a Just War? YouTube In the Catholic Tradition there has always been a concept of a just war What does this mean and when does it apply? SOCIAL MEDIA Blog Jus Ad Bellum and the Pursuit of War—Just War One of the fundamental principles of Just War Theory is the idea that no just war can come out of unjust intentions or methods For a war to be judged “just” it is necessary that the immediate goals of the conflict and the means by which the cause is achieved be “right”—which is to say be moral fair just etc A just war cannot for example be the conseuence of a desire to Just war doctrine SourceWatch The Just War Doctrine according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church in paragraphs authoritatively teaches what constitutes the just defense of a nation against an aggressorCalled the Just War Doctrine it was first enunciated by St Augustine of Hippo AD Over the centuries it was taught by Doctors of the Church such as St Thomas Auinas and formally Just War As It Was and Is by James Turner T he just war tradition came into being during the Middle Ages as a way of thinking about the right use of force in the context of responsible government of the political community With deep roots in both ancient Israel and classical Greek and Roman political thought and practice the origins of a specifically Christian just war concept first appeared in the thought of Augustine God and War What the Bible Says About the Just The just war The key thing to remember is that the just war theory does not try to justify war rather it tries to bring war under the control of justice so that when its consistently practiced by all parties in a dispute it would eliminate war altogether With that I'd like to turn to the book War Four Christian Views War and Just War Theory Books Goodreads War and Just War Theory Books Showing of The Great Leveler Violence and the History of Ineuality from the Stone Age to the Twenty First Century Hardcover Islam and Just War Theory | Al Islamorg Islam and Just War Theory by Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute om Iran Feb In this paper it is argued that an Islamic ethics of war and peace may be interpreted to yield a just war pacifism that is analogous to that developed on the basis of Western just war theory Was WW a just war? uora The theory of a “just war” is a teaching of the Catholic Church that originated with St Augustine and was refined by great thinkers such as St Thomas Auinas At its core the teaching says that force conducted by a proper authority is accepta Just war | international law | Britannica Just war notion that the resort to armed force jus ad bellum is justified under certain conditions; also the notion that the use of such force jus in bello should be limited in certain waysJust war is a Western concept and should be distinguished from the Islamic concept of jihad Arabic “striving” or holy war which in Muslim legal theory is the only type of just war Just War Just War Situation Normal Still Fucked Up by Just Wr released April All Wound Last Kills Sky Overcast The Hangman feat Bilos Malignant Tumur Voice Of T reason Before We Die Cope With The Fame Raid Of The Crows Holy Tragedy Demarche cover feat Bilos Malignant Tumur Atheist Prayer War On Horror A All Wound Last Kills A Sky Overcast A BBC Ethics War What is a Just War? Six conditions must be satisfied for a war to be considered just A war that starts as a Just War may stop being a Just War if the means used to wage it are inappropriate Just War New World Encyclopedia Just War legal definition of Just War Just War As widely used a term referring to any war between states that meets generally accepted international criteria of justification The concept of just war invokes both political and theological ideology as it promotes a peaceful resolution and coexistence between states and the use of force or the invocation of armed conflict only under certain circumstances Just War Theory | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Augustin d'Hippone Just war | international law | Britannica Just war notion that the resort to armed force jus ad bellum is justified under certain conditions; also the notion that the use of such force jus in bello should be limited in certain waysJust war is a Western concept and should be distinguished from the Islamic concept of jihad Arabic “striving” or holy war which in Muslim legal theory is the only type of just war Just War Just War Situation Normal Still Fucked Up by Just Wr released April All Wound Last Kills Sky Overcast The Hangman feat Bilos Malignant Tumur Voice Of T reason Before We Die Cope With The Fame Raid Of The Crows Holy Tragedy Demarche cover feat Bilos Malignant Tumur Atheist Prayer War On Horror A All Wound Last Kills A Sky Overcast A BBC Ethics War What is a Just War? Six conditions must be satisfied for a war to be considered just A war that starts as a Just War may stop being a Just War if the means used to wage it are inappropriate Just War legal definition of Just War Just War As widely used a term referring to any war between states that meets generally accepted international criteria of justification The concept of just war invokes both political and theological ideology as it promotes a peaceful resolution and coexistence between states and the use of force or the invocation of armed conflict only under certain circumstances Just War Theory | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy What is the just war theory? | Gotuestionsorg A just war is declared by a legitimate government According to just war theory independent people or groups cannot act as vigilantes taking upon themselves the right to wage aggressive warfare This also excludes government actions that go beyond established rules; for instance if a national leader were to ignore that country’s laws in ordering an attack or if a military BBC Ethics War Just War introduction The Just War theory specifies conditions for judging if it is just to go to war and conditions for how the war should be fought Although it was extensively developed by Christian theologians it Just War novel Wikipedia Just War Doctrine The Catholic Church's Just War The Catholic Church’s teaching on just war developed very early St Augustine of Hippo was the first Christian writer to describe the four conditions that must be met in order for a war to be just but the roots of just war theory go back even Just War by Lance ParkinThis wasn't the first Lance Parkin book that I've read I got started a couple of years ago with his volume of Doctor Who essays in Time Unincorporated Vol 1 and I found that so delightful that I moved straight on to The Eyeless an NSA that he wrote about in TI Though not as good as the best NAs I enjoyed Eyeless as well So I was pleased to finally be getting to his NA work and I'm even pleased and amazed to discover that his first novel is better than the much later novel that I readJust War starts en media res with our characters scattered across 1941 Europe Even better we don't get a clear sense of what's going on for really all of the book Despite the murkiness of purpose our characters are all doing interesting stuff that we can follow Benny's spying Chris is infiltrating Roz's analyzing and the Doctor is sticking close Much of the plot is thus very much a World War II novel with only one bit of weirdness a ship that explodes over the Mediterranean that could be an alien ship or something elseWhen the Doctor finally reveals that spoiler this entirely earthly ship is an advanced stealth design that came about due to comments that he and Mel accidentally dropped several years earlier it's a delightful reveal that the Doctor could so easily change history; that he's returning to Earth this time at least to fix one of his mistakes; and that he's trying to hide what he did from his companions because it embarrassed himAs for the Doc and his companions they're all dealt with wonderfullyThe Doctor doesn't get a lot of page time but when he does he's desperately trying to keep up with events and figure out what's going on and occasionally failing showing off a very vulnerable and uncertain manipulator a characterization that I really enjoy You can also see the heart of the modern Doctor when he saysDark forces I've fought against them beaten them back Wiped them out as you say But I've always tried to show mercy I've always tried to listen to the monster's point of view You'd be surprised how passionate how elouent they can bePoor Benny gets a bit bruised up over the course of the book She's captured and tortured and driven so out of her mind that she wonders if her time traveling is all a delusion In one particularly wonderful seuence she even confuses the Nazis with the Daleks On the other hand she's dauntless and even surprisingly brutal in this book killing a soldier and locking a nurse in a morgue drawer Yowza I'd love to see of this Benny She learned from AceChris gets the least interesting characterization and Roz for some reason gets repeats She's facing racism again and also falls in love with someone that she ultimately leaves again I thought the Roz sections were brilliant mind you especially the increased focus on her heritage dating back to Nelson Mandela and the Age of Legend but if things were going to repeat it would have been nice to at least acknowledge that Oh and I don't entirely understand what drove her to get engaged to someone and then leaveOverall it was a great book The focus on war and what it does to people like Benny was particularly well done Compared to Toy Soldiers it just blew the previous book out of the water I've given Just War a 9 out of 10 Another counter factual World War II novel19 February 2012 Sometimes I wonder why people seem to not only like to write stories about World War II but stories about how World War II could have turned out differently To be honest with you I actually think that World War II turned out in the best possible way but everybody well maybe not everybody but at least a number of people seems to want to go back and attempt to write counter factual 'What If' stories though in some cases such as this we bring our friendly time travelling Doctor into the picture to make sure that the course of the war is on track My position is that it was a very good thing that the Japanese and the Germans lost the war We would not like to live under the rule of the Nazi party or its Japanese counterparts Further if Japan and Germany had won the war then it would have been a very distinct possibility that the two would have ceased being allies and began to fight against themselves this is the position that Phillip K Dick took in his book 'Man in the High Castle Some people seem to think that the Germans could have won by developing a superweapon as is the case in this book and they point to the Americans ending the war with an atomic bomb However we must remember that the Germans did have super weapons they had jet fighters and guided missiles and they did not win the war The other explanation is that Germany was under constant bombardment from the allies while the United States lost a bulk of its Pacific Fleet and had some islands in the Aelutians taken off them for a short time As such without the threat of constant bombardment American industry survived where as German and Japanese did not The other thing is that the Germans should not have invaded Russia Correct but Hitler was an invader and he simply could not sit still classic symptoms of Methaphetamine addiction but my argument is that he should have invaded the Middle East cut off the Allies' oil and then moved north to capture the Russian oil fields Then all he had to do was to sit down and wait but that is something Hitler simply was not able to do As above I don't buy the super weapon argument but on the other hand I think that it is a good thing Germany and Japan lost Okay a lot of people criticise the Americans for nuking Japan but honestly what else could be done I raise a lot of criticism against the modern American state however we cannot criticise them for dropping the bomb Japan surrendered and it is suggested that unless the Americans dropped the bomb it would not have happened It is the classic tactic of a bully to attack the small sins of a person to attempt to bring that person down Now while I am a critic of American foreign policy which I believe we should be I believe that dropping the atomic bomb is a little off the point simply because we needed to bring the war to a close against a stubborn enemy One of the best debut novels in Doctor Who history This is epic tragic triumphant and terrifying It's everything that a war experience SHOULD beand everything that makes Doctor Who such an amazing series The finale a Russian roulette confrontation is staggering Read this after The Also People My love for Roz and Benny being deep enough by that point to sustain me through a story set in WW2 Rob recc'd these New Adventures to me probably 3 years ago thanks Rob Just War


About the Author: Lance Parkin

Lance Parkin is an author who has written professional Doctor Who fiction since the 1990s He is one of the few authors to write for both the 1963 and 2005 version of the programme — though much of his fiction has actually been based on the 1996 iteration Indeed he was notably the first author to write original prose for the Eighth Doctor in The Dying Days He was also the author chosen to deliv


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