Reinhold Niebuhr on War

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During a lecture in the 1950s, the religious thinker and social commentator talks about how Christians should approach war. He touches on Harry Truman's decision to drop the A-bomb, the Korean War, the Sermon on the Mount, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was hanged for his part in plots to kill Hitler.

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Peter J. Gomes

is the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and minister to Memorial Church at Harvard University.

Jean Bethke Elshtain

was a professor at the University of Chicago, leading political theorist, and author of Just War on Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World.

Chris Hedges

is a writer for The New York Times, veteran war correspondent, and author of War is a Force that Gives us Meaning.