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Only the Dead

The Persistence of War in the Modern Age

Bear F. Braumoeller

  • A landmark work in the fields of international politics and the history of war
  • Critically examines and responds to Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature
  • Provides new evidence that refutes the decline-of-war thesis
  • Argues that patterns of international order best explain changes in the rate of conflict initiation

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