Debating the Stupidity of War

Mueller “focuses” on wars between “rich, northern countries” because a central part of his argument is that great power conflict is unlikely to occur in the future.

Tanisha Fazal has reviewed John Mueller’s The Stupidity of War for the current issue of Foreign Affairs, and it is a mostly fair assessment of the book. However, there was one objection that struck me as exceptionally weak:

He focuses on wars between rich, northern countries (plus Japan). But war, or something close to it, continues apace between India a…

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