Why Wars Are Declared
by George Willison

A worthwhile little book that gives a capsule history of war from primitive times up to WW II, stressing the economic motives of the ruling class.

The book is flawed by a Marxist interpretation of capitalist wars as being necessary, because of such things as "overproduction" and "excess capital." It would have been better to stick with the first explanation and not invent another one for modern wars.

Year Read: 1974

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