Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Century of War: Lincoln, Wilson, and Roosevelt

Judge Denson has, in this excellent book, expertly solved a difficult problem. Wars are a principal means for the state to increase its power... Given this fact, one can readily understand why unscrupulous political leaders actively seek war: they wish to increase their own power. ...But a paradox arises; war usuallygoes against majority interests.

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