John Dunn

is Emeritus Professor of Political Theory at King’s College, Cambridge, Harkness Fellow at Harvard and Fellow at King’s College in Cambridge. He is currently Krzysztof Michalski Fellow at the IWM.


Cover for: Civilizations, barbarity, conquest, legitimacy and crimes of war

Missile strikes on Ukrainian cities are targeting civilians. Such punishing retaliation for the loss of Moscow’s vital bridge to Crimea further betrays Putin’s brutal tactics. In times of escalating war crimes, centuries old questions about peace and freedom are ever more urgent. What would be a rational horizon for collective hope over time?