Violence and Peace

From the Atomic Bomb to Ethnic Cleansing
ISBN: 
978-1-85866-075-2
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ISBN: 
978-1-85866-076-9
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Publication date: 
1997
288 pages

Building a bridge between political philosophy and the analysis of current affairs, as well as between the author's personal experience and the collective dramas of the twentieth century, Pierre Hassner stresses two major features of our time: the decline of interstate war as a realistic prospect, and the increase in domestic and transnational violence.

Introduction.

Part 1: Violence and rationality

Part 2: Nuclear deterrence

Part 3: Totalitarianism

Part 4: Nationalism

Part 5: Tensions

Conclusion