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  • Also available as: Dust Jacket Hardcover
  • Published: April 2007
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  • Pages: 382
  • Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781425746742
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Certainly the experience of war has left an indelible mark on human consciousness. Much has been written about the causes of war, how to conduct it, how to deal with its consequences, and how to promote peace instead. Yet, what is necessary to establish peace remains as debatable as determining the causes of war.

The readings in War, Peace, and Empire, assembled and introduced by Dr. Daniel Lang, professor of political science at Lynchburg College, offer a broad perspective on questions and issues emerging from the problems presented by war, peace, and empire. This volume provides readers with texts and excerpts from some of the most notable contributions over the centuries. It includes selections drawn from standard discourses in Western thought—by writers such as Thucydides, Machiavelli, Clausewitz, and Churchill—and from other texts, less familiar to Western readers, such as The Crescent and the Cross and The Muqaddimah. Presented in counterpoint to these early texts are the newer views of 20th century minds—Gandhi, Paul Kennedy, Benjamin Barber, and Samuel P. Huntington.

War, Peace, and Empire is the fifth in the 10-volume series, Lynchburg College Symposium Readings, 3rd edition. Each volume presents primary texts organized around an interdisciplinary, liberal arts theme, such as education, politics, social issues, science and technology, or morals and ethics. The series has been developed by Lynchburg College faculty for use in the Senior Symposium and the Lynchburg College Symposium Readings Program (SS/LCSR). While these programs are distinctive to Lynchburg College, the texts are used on many college campuses across the nation, as well as by readers interested in signifi cant original texts on important issues.

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