After disposing, somewhat too neatly, of most of the historically popular “” explanations”” of what makes war break out, Blainey (Univ. of. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Geoffrey Blainey has long been one of Australia’s most prominent, and at times has been his book ‘The Causes of War’, making him one of the more notable.
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An interesting book asking the questions of war and peace.
After disposing, somewhat too neatly, of most of the historically causds “”explanations”” of what makes war break out, Blainey Univ. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of PaperbackThird Editionpages. At the end of the book, Blainey offers a list of conclusions, which nicely summarize his findings.
The Best Books of The first dogma to be jettisoned is the notion that “”a balance of power”” is the best guarantee for international amity. While one says, “A war broke out,” one doesn’t say, “peace broke out,” yet the reasons behind war ceasing and peace breaking out appear to be a reversal of the reasons that peace ceases and war breaks out.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 24, Cassie rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Building upon a diverse body of historical investigation, Blainey focuses upon the insight that leaders always demonstrate optimism in making the It is a real pleasure to pick up an author who enjoys the art of writing as much blaineu the necessary discipline of analysis.
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The most interesting point is that there is often a predisposition to “blame” those who fight to change the status quo who “started” the war? It’s an older book, so a lot of the theory is outdated, but the anecdotes are priceless.
Anything which dampens that optimism is a cause of peace.
The Causes of War
No trivia or quizzes yet. Jun 12, Nate Huston rated it liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Building upon a diverse body of historical investigation, Blainey focuses upon the insight that leaders always demonstrate optimism in making the decision heoffrey war the subsequent conflicts always prove longer, costlier, and riskier than anticipatedBlainey makes the argument that such optimism reflects a distortion of the basic measurement of power between two nations.
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Book ratings by Goodreads. Jun 06, Roger rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Very nice historical view of war from onwards.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Causes of War by Geoffrey Blainey. The Abacus of Power. At the end of a war geoffreg rival expectations, initially so far apart, are so close to one another that terms of peace can be agreed upon.
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