By Williamson Murray
The Making of Peace represents a distinct contribution to the examine of conflict: particularly, the problems that statesman have faced in trying to positioned again jointly the items after an incredible clash. It incorporates a variety of case reports by way of many top historians within the usa and the uk.
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Thus, above all, statesmen and their military advisers must never forget that war is about killing, even in an age of technological marvels. As Clausewitz, drawing on the experiences of the nineteenth century, warned, Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat an enemy without too much bloodshed, and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds, it is a fallacy that must be exposed: war is such a dangerous business that the mistakes which come from kindness are the very worst.
42 Clausewitz, On War, pp. 75–6. 20 Williamson Murray Moreover, just because one side has only limited aims and goals does not mean that the same is true of the opposing side. Nazi Germany possessed unlimited goals. There was and could be no compromise that could bring the murderous conflict to an end in Europe without the absolute destruction of Nazi Germany. 43 The peacemakers in 1945 had no choice but to exterminate the political framework of the Third Reich. Luckily, they received considerable help from how the war had ended, with Germany wrecked from end to end and Allied military in occupation of the entire nation.
807-9; Ar. Av. 7; Lys. 20; Xen. Mem. 10, An. 11, Cyr. 15; Pl. Meno 71e, Cleitophon 410a; Isoc. 26; and Arist. Rh. 1363a19-21, 33-34, 1399b36-37, with Xen. Mem. 11, Pl. Cri. 49b-c, and Matt. 5:43. Sophocles explores the logic of this understanding of human (and, by implication, civic) excellence in his Ajax and elsewhere: see Bernard Knox, “The Ajax of Sophocles,” Word and Action: Essays on the Ancient Theater (Baltimore, 1979), pp. 125–60; and Mary Whitlock Blundell, Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles and Greek Ethics (Cambridge, 1989).