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Good Reasons to Kill
Chris Rhyss Edwards
Is killing ever justified? Would you kill to protect someone you love? Is killing for your country an act of patriotism or murder? Is the death penalty justified or simply vengeance? Is one human life ever worth more than another?
In Good Reasons to Kill, former soldier Chris Rhyss Edwards shares stories of people from all walks of life who have chosen or been forced by circumstance to kill. Over a five year timespan he investigated controversial subjects spanning domestic homicide, war, euthanasia, abortion, child soldiers, infanticide, state execution, terrorism and honor killings to try and understand why we kill.
Good Reasons to Kill, the first book of its kind, shares the stories of people who have confronted the biggest moral dilemma possible. At the core of each story are two questions; what would you do in the same situation, and do we ever have a good reason to kill?
Chris Rhyss Edwards is a former soldier turned digital media professional and writer. After spending a decade in uniform in the Australian Army he has spent the past fifteen years in media. He has studied Entrepreneurship & Innovation through the University of Adelaide, holds a Master’s in Creative Writing from Queensland University of Technology, is a PostGrad Human Rights candidate at Curtin University and is the Program Director for the ad:tech conferences across APAC.
In 2010, Chris undertook a yearlong sabbatical from corporate life to commence a research project designed to answer a REALLY BIG QUESTION: do we ever have a good reason to kill? Over a five year timespan he researched and interviewed people on controversial topics spanning euthanasia, abortion, child soldiers, infanticide, state execution, terrorism and honour killings, before writing Good Reasons to Kill, the first book of its kind that shares the stories of twenty people who have had to confront the biggest moral dilemma possible.