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The Causes of Wars

And Other Essays, Second Edition, Enlarged

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674104174

Publication Date: 01/01/1984


526 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

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  • Introduction
  • The Causes of Wars
  • War and the Nation State
  • The Strategic Approach to International Relations
  • Ethics and Power in International Policy
  • Social Change and the Defence of the West
  • The Relevance of Traditional Strategy
  • The Forgotten Dimensions of Strategy
  • Two Controversial Pieces:
    • Surviving a Protest
    • On Fighting a Nuclear War
  • War in the Making and Unmaking of Europe
  • The British Way in Warfare: A Reappraisal
  • The Use and Abuse of Military History
  • Three People:
    • Liddell Hart
    • Montgomery
    • Kissinger
  • Reassurance and Deterrence: Western Defence in the 1980s
  • Weapons and Peace
  • Acknowledgements

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