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Francis Lieber on Public War

  title={Francis Lieber on Public War},
  author={Rotem Giladi},
This paper examines Francis Lieber’s concept of modern war as “public war” — in the Code he drafted for the 1863 Union Armies and in his earlier writings. Though Lieber was not the first to engage the distinction between private and public war, his treatment of modern war as exclusively public nevertheless deserves special attention. It became, in time, a foundational concept of the 19th Century effort to modernize and humanize the laws of war. Today, it remains embedded, albeit implicit, in… Expand
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Francis Lieber on Institutional Liberty, Secession, and the Modern State
  • B. Schoen
  • Political Science
  • American Political Thought
  • 2020