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Arms and State

  • Everett Carl Dolman
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Abstract

The study of war has been aptly dubbed the “dismal science.”1 Its grisly calculations of blood spilt and lives lost make it appear a callous investigation in the academic disciplines of history, philosophy, law, and, of course, all the social sciences. It is the most passionate of social activities, yet it is eminently suitable to scientific inquiry, never separated from the violence and ardor that describe it, nor unduly biased by them. Objectivity is essential when dissecting this most cruel pursuit.

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Political Participation Military Service Military Force Democratic State External Threat 
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