Benjamin A. Valentino

Benjamin A. Valentino is an Associate Professor of Government at Dartmouth College. His work focuses on the causes and consequences of violent conflict and American public opinion about the use of force.

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Naming crimes: genocide and public opinion in the United States

By: Benjamin A. Valentino & Ethan Weinberg 

Debates about the label “genocide” distract from the substantive discussion about whether and how to stop the killing.

Use of force: the American public and the ethics of war

By: Scott D Sagan & Benjamin A. Valentino
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Survey data suggest that most Americans weigh the ethics of war with a heavy bias towards protecting American lives and national security.