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Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
Americans consider themselves a peaceful people. Yet every generation since colonial times has taken part in war. Why? Does something in our democratic creed lead us repeatedly into hostilities? Does the American sense of mission demand that we take up arms to transform the world in our own image? Do baser motives drive national policy? Is there, in short, a distinctive Am ...more
Paperback, (Foreign Relations and the Presidency, No. 5), 128 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Texas A&M University Press
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Lays out why America goes to war and the problems inherent in the way we see ourselves. We see ourselves as an extremely moral people and go to war for high causes hoping to change the world. Excellent book. Predicted the Iraq War perfectly.