Taking War Seriously

Marshall, Charles Burton
December 1980
National Review;12/31/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 26, p1570
The article comments on the attitude of the U.S. toward war, as of December 1980. The author comments on the reasoning of U.S. Senator George McGovern's statement which is an invocation of the concept of deterring war by assured destruction. It is suggested that conflicting vital interests give rise to wars. The reasons why the mode of not thinking seriously about war has considerable appeal for U.S. citizens are discussed.


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