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War and the Rise of the State

by Bruce D. Porter

ISBN 0029250951 / 9780029250952 / 0-02-925095-1
Publisher Free Press
Language English
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Demonstrates how war can be seen as the engine of progress--forging strong nations from fragmented states, overturning antiquated institutions, and creating social change--and how this view affects conservative and liberal arguments about the role of government. [via]