Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-199) and index.
ch. 1. What causes war? The causes of war : an overview / John Avery -- Islam causes war / Don Feder -- Islam does not cause war / Javeed Akhter -- Religion causes war / Kenneth W. Phifer -- Capitalism causes war / John Molyneux -- Socialism causes war / Anthony Gregory -- Pacifism causes war / Thomas Sowell -- The military-industrial complex causes war / Manuel Valenzuela -- Wars are fought because they are profitable / Evan Augustine Peterson III -- Competition for resources causes war / John Gray -- War is central to the human condition / David Limbaugh -- ch. 2. Is the War on Terror justified? Yes. The war against Iraq was necessary to combat terrorism / Stephen F. Hayes -- The War on Terror is necessary to combat radical Islam / Jonathan Rosenblum -- The War on Terror is making America safer / J. Michael Waller -- No. Claims that Iraq was a terrorist threat are unfounded / Peter Bergen -- The War on Terror is being fought to benefit American corporations / Norman Council -- The War on Terror is creating more terrorists / The Progressive -- ch. 3. How should wars be conducted? Preemptive war is a legitimate option for fighting terrorism / David Horowitz -- Preemptive war is not a legitimate option for fighting terrorism / Noam Chomsky -- Torturing prisoners is sometimes justifiable / Henry Mark Holzer -- Torturing prisoners is not justifiable / Patrick Leahy -- The use of nuclear weapons may be justified / William Conrad -- The use of nuclear weapons cannot be justified / Gerard Donnelly Smith -- Rape as a tactic of war must be stopped / Jan Goodwin -- ch. 4. Can war be prevented? Yes. War can be prevented / Jonathan Power -- Globalization can prevent war / Erich Weede -- Democracy can prevent war / George W. Bush -- The use of nonviolent force can prevent war / Gabriel Moran -- No. War cannot be prevented / Victor Davis Hanson -- Globalization cannot prevent war / Gerald Cavanaugh -- Democracy cannot prevent war / James Ostrowski -- The United Nations cannot prevent war / Ryan Malone.