David \ (Macross3@excite.com)
Sat, 22 Apr 2000 13:08:43 -0700 (PDT)


> THE ASH WAR suggests that capitalism is more important to preserving
peace
> than democracy and, in fact, the protagonist is a benign dictator. It
> posits that warfare is NOT part of human nature and that we go to war
> because the cost of peace becomes higher than the cost of war -- that
peace
> can have painful economic impacts that war alleviates and that many
> industries and commercial enterprises have a stake in delaying peace as
> much as possible. It posits five technologies that will make war
> impossible and ten new weapons based on those technologies that will be
> developed in the final years of warfare, but the overall thrust is that
> humanity is rapidly approaching the point where it will finally outgrow
war.
>

This work only explores the realm of physical warfare, does it not? What
about wars that are not fought on the battlefield (but may have similar
consequences)?

Jojo

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