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War and Peace

November 25, 2014

In the world of states, such as it is, wars are invariably waged for peace; and not only defensive wars but also aggressive wars if they have any meaning at all. Every war ends with a peace treaty or a state treaty and, hence, with a new state of peace which as a rule persists much longer than the state of war which preceded it. Once the military drcision has taken place peace must be concluded, or else the war would have been pointless.
– Sabastian Haffner, The Meaning of Hitler

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