Socialism and Self-Restraint

Waizer, Michael
July 1979
New Republic;7/7/79, Vol. 181 Issue 1/2, p16
The article focuses on the advantages of war in the context of politics and economy. In war, military defeat is a common loss and death weakens every one else unlike the individual risk of businesses. Meanwhile, to businessmen, sacrifice is uncommon. But war creates an emotional climate in which the surrender of self is easier and death is faced without fear. Furthermore, war reduces or eliminates the gap between the classes of social orders because victory is equally shared by all.


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