Militarism and Statecraft

Militarism and Statecraft

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Militarism and Statecraft

Militarism and Statecraft

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Of the articles which the author has published during the present war, the four that are included in this volume seem to him to have a certain connection and sequence. The first, "Military Strategy versus Diplomacy," deals with the outbreak of the European continental war; the second, "Diplomacy versus Military Strategy," with the widening of the conflict, through British intervention, into a world war extending over the eastern hemisphere; the third, "The German Theory of Warfare," with the further expansion of the conflict, through the intervention of countries that had desired and striven for nearly three years to remain neutral, notably our own country, into a war that already includes among the belligerents by far the greater part of the inhabitants of both hemispheres.

In each of these articles it is the writer's aim not so much to trace the course of events as to seek for the influences that determined events. In the first two papers, which are based chiefly . . .

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