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(The Invention of Peace: Reflections on War and International Order.pdf) Throughout history the overwhelming majority of human societies have taken war for granted and made it the basis for their legal and social structures Not until the Enlightenment in the eighteenth century did war come to be regarded as an unmitigated evil and one that could be abolished by rational social organization and only after the massive slaughter of the two world wars did this become the declared objective of civilized states Nevertheless war in one form or another continues unabated In this elegantly written book a preeminent military historian considers why this is so br Is war in some sense still a necessary element in international order Are war and peace in fact complementary Does not peace itself breed the conditions that will ultimately lead to war And if nuclear weapons have made war ultimately suicidal for mankind what can be done about it Having devoted half a century largely to studying these questions Michael Howard offers us his reflections Unless they can be answered he notes the twenty first century is unlikely to be any more peaceful than the centuries that preceded itDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Invention of Peace: Reflections on War and International Order books for multiple devices.