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Understanding War

An Essay on the Nuclear Age

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Understanding War by W.B. Gallie
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With the exception of Clausewitz, no reflective thinker has seriously engaged with the concept of war - with its persistent changeability and the dominant direction of its changes. The results of this failure are seen in the extreme logical weakness of most debates, during the last two centuries, on the possibility of eliminating war and, since 1945, on the possibility of eliminating nuclear weapons. Orderly, clear, and reflective, Understanding War develops two main theses: first, that the horrendous escalation of war's destructiveness in this century is primarily the result of the inherently cumulative character of war itself rather than of the application to war of recent science-based technologies; and second, that the irreversible destructiveness of nuclear weapons suggests how joint action by the superpowers could prevent their being used in any future war.
Release date NZ
December 13th, 1990
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
124
Dimensions
129x198x7
ISBN-13
9780415056403
Product ID
1859748

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