Causes Of War, Revised And Enlarged Edition / Edition 2

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Overview


Public consciousness of the threat of nuclear war is rising steadily. Responses to the nuclear dilemma are conflicting and often confusing. Never have we been more in need of information and perspective, for if we wish to avoid war we must understand it. Michael Howard offers an analysis of our present predicament by discussing those issues that cause war and make peace. His book includes an examination of nuclear strategy today, views of the past about the conduct of international relations, ethics, modes of defense, and studies of military thinkers and leaders. The Causes of Wars illuminates the interrelationship between men and ideas, between war and other social forces, and between our present situation and its roots in the past.
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Editorial Reviews

Peter Parent
Michael Howard is a fine historian who also knows a great deal about international polltics and modern war—including the technical aspects of nuclear war...He brings historical insights to bear on some of the most serious problems facing us today, and he does it intelligently and objectively. Howard’s is a voice that deserves hearing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674104174
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 12/12/1983
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 294
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Howard is Regius Professor of History, Oxford University, and the author of Studies in War and Peace.
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Table of Contents

  • 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

  • Acknowledgements

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