The Causes and Prevention of War by Seyom Brown

By Seyom Brown

It is a textual content concerning the factors, prevention and regulate of struggle among countries and states that attracts upon learn from quite a lot of disciplines to handle person, cultural, social, financial, political and strategic features. It rejects makes an attempt at common factors or prescriptions. This variation has been revised, prolonged and up to date to hide the replaced conditions of the post-Cold struggle global.

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802-804. 6. Sigmund Freud, letter to Albert Einstein, September 1932, included in the above League of Nations publication, reprinted in Ebenstein, pp. 804810. Freud's theories on the sources of human violence, which he summarized for Einstein, are found in Freud's Beyond the Pleasure Principle (New York: Liveright, 1950); Civilization and Its Discontents (New York: Norton, 1962); and An Outline of Psychoanalysis (New York: Norton, 1959). 7. Otto Kornberg, Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism (New York: Jason Aronson, 1975).

The idea common to these otherwise two very different revolutions was that governments are legitimate only to the extent that they have the consent of the governed. Most of the anticolonial revolutions of the 1950s and 1960s, which in barely two decades tripled the number of recognized nation-states from 50 to over 150, were activated by a hybrid of concepts from the American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man, sometimes fused with the doctrines of Marx, Lenin, and Mao Zedong.

Richard N. Lebow's book Between Peace and War: The Nature of International Crisis devotes a central, fifty-page analytical chapter to "Cognitive Closure and Crisis Politics," in which concepts such as repression, chronic anxiety, and dissociative reactions are applied to the behavior of European heads of state and policy elites during the month between the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo and the outbreak of World War I. 30 And in his book Avoiding War: Problems of Crisis Management Alexander George, one of the most respected national security analysts, himself coauthor of a classic psychological study of President Woodrow Wilson, includes an essay by a psychiatrist on how national decision makers in international crises , particularly when they are under stress and fatigued, will variously misperceive information and miscalculate consequences according to whether they have a "compulsive personality," "narcissistic personality," or "paranoid personality.

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