Extrication morality

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Extrication morality is a moral theory proposed by C.A.J. Coady which attempts to accommodate seemingly immoral actions, particularly of politicians, as a legitimate form of necessary evil.

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  • Coady, C.A.J. (1989). "Escaping from the bomb: immoral deterrence and the problem of extrication". In Henry Shue. Nuclear deterrence and moral restraint: critical choices for American strategy. Cambridge UP. pp. 163–226. ISBN 0-521-38063-4. 
  • Lee, Simon F. (2003). Uneasy ethics. Random House. pp. 92–94. ISBN 0-7126-0655-6. 
  • Lee, Steven P. (1996). Morality, Prudence, and Nuclear Weapons. Cambridge UP. pp. 413–416. ISBN 0-521-38272-6.