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The Costs of war : America's pyrrhic victories

Author: John V Denson
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Central to this volume are the views of Ludwig von Mises on war and foreign policy. Mises argued that war, along with colonialism and imperialism, is the greatest enemy of freedom and prosperity, and that peace throughout the world cannot be achieved until the central governments of the major nations become very limited in scope and power.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John V Denson
ISBN: 1560003197 9781560003199
OCLC Number: 36011765
Description: xviii, 449 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. War and American freedom / John V. Denson --
2. Classical republicanism and the right to bear arms / Samuel Francis --
3. Defenders of the republic : the anti-interventionist tradition in American politics / Justin Raimondo --
4. America's two just wars : 1775 and 1861 / Murray N. Rothbard --
5. Rethinking Lincoln / Richard Gamble --
6. Did the South have to fight? / Thomas Fleming --
7. War, Reconstruction and the end of the old republic / Clyde Wilson --
8. The Spanish-American War as trial run, or empire as its own justification / Joseph R. Stromberg --
9. World War I as fulfillment : power and the intellectuals / Murray N. Rothbard --
10. Rethinking Churchill / Ralph Raico --
11. The old breed and the costs of war / Eugene B. Sledge --
12. War and Leviathan in twentieth-century America : conscription as the keystone / Robert Higgs --
13. The military as an engine of social change / Allan Carlson --
14. His country's own heart's-blood : American writers confront war / Bill Kauffman --
15. The culture of war / Paul Fussell --
16. Is modern democracy warlike? / Paul Gottfried --
17. War and the money machine : concealing the costs of war behind the veil of inflation / Joseph T. Salerno --
18. Time preference, government, and the process of de-civilization : from monarchy to democracy / Hans-Hermann Hoppe.
Other Titles: America's pyrrhic victories
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by John V. Denson.

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Second revised edition of a collection of essays on the relationship between war and society, with an emphasis on the costs involved. It discusses personal costs such as injuries and traumas as well  Read more...

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