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The remnants of war.

Mueller, John E.

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ISBN 10: 080147387X / ISBN 13: 9780801473876
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Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2007. Paperback. Book may have a remainder mark. Condition : very good. ISBN 9780801473876[KEYWORDS: POLITICS, Buchnummer des Verkäufers 246639

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Titel: The remnants of war.

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"War . . . is merely an idea, an institution, like dueling or slavery, that has been grafted onto human existence. It is not a trick of fate, a thunderbolt from hell, a natural calamity, or a desperate plot contrivance dreamed up by some sadistic puppeteer on high. And it seems to me that the institution is in pronounced decline, abandoned as attitudes toward it have changed, roughly following the pattern by which the ancient and formidable institution of slavery became discredited and then mostly obsolete."?from the Introduction

War is one of the great themes of human history and now, John Mueller believes, it is clearly declining. Developed nations have generally abandoned it as a way for conducting their relations with other countries, and most current warfare (though not all) is opportunistic predation waged by packs?often remarkably small ones?of criminals and bullies. Thus, argues Mueller, war has been substantially reduced to its remnants?or dregs?and thugs are the residual combatants.

Mueller is sensitive to the policy implications of this view. When developed states commit disciplined troops to peacekeeping, the result is usually a rapid cessation of murderous disorder. The Remnants of War thus reinvigorates our sense of the moral responsibility bound up in peacekeeping. In Mueller's view, capable domestic policing and military forces can also be effective in reestablishing civic order, and the building of competent governments is key to eliminating most of what remains of warfare.

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"In this book John Mueller charts the continuing decline of one of the oldest and most important of all human practices. The Remnants of War is a powerful and provocative account of the fate of war in our time."--Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and author of The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy and Free Markets in the Twenty-First Century

"John Mueller has written another extremely stimulating and suitably cantankerous book."--Richard Rosecrance, University of California, Los Angeles

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