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
     
 

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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.

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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

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

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