Category Archives: Militarism

A critical look at militarism and imperialism.

Are Soldiers Heroes?

In this first philosophical program I explore the jingoistic claim that soldiers are heroes.

Is paid military service along with the inevitable “collateral damage” really comparable to selfless acts of courage that save people and harm no one?

I also consider other problems with this proposition and I think I demonstrate that we cannot accept the claim that soldiers are heroes without qualification.