War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War / Edition 1

War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War / Edition 1

by David R. McCann, Barry S. Strauss
     
 

ISBN-10: 076560695X

ISBN-13: 9780765606952

Pub. Date: 02/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

A comparison of the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. It demonstrates the many underlying similarities between the two wars.  See more details below

Overview

A comparison of the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. It demonstrates the many underlying similarities between the two wars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765606952
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. IDemocracy: Bellicose, Imperial, or Idealistic?
1Democratic Warfare, Ancient and Modern3
2The American Imperium34
3The American Empire: A Case of Mistaken Identity49
Pt. IICategorizing Wars: Civil or Hegemonic, Decisive or Cyclical?
4When Sparta Is Sparta but Athens Isn't Athens: Democracy and the Korean War57
5Stalin and the Decision for War in Korea85
6The Effects of the Peloponnesian (Athenian) War on Athenian and Spartan Societies104
Pt. IIIThird Forces, or Shrimps Between Whales
7The Case of Plataea: Small States and the (Re-)Invention of Political Realism127
8The Korean War and North Korean Politics161
9The Korean War and South Korean Politics176
Pt. IVDemagogues? or Domestic Politics in Democracies at War
10McCarthyism and the Korean War191
11Korea, the Cold War, and American Democracy216
12Warfare, Democracy, and the Cult of Personality238
Pt. VRealism, Militarism, and the Culture of Democracies at War
13Thucydides Theoretikos/Thucydides Histor: Realist Theory and the Challenge of History273
14Father of All, Destroyer of All: War in Late Fifth-Century Athenian Discourse and Ideology307
15Characters and Characteristics of Korean War Novels357
Chronology367
Contributors371
Index375

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