Towards the Liberal Peace

  • Oliver P. Richmond
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)


‘They make a desert and call it peace’ ‘For every state war is incessant and lifelong against every other state… For what most men call ‘peace’, this is really only a name — in truth, all states by their very nature are always engaged in an informal war against all other states’2 ‘the nature of War consisteth not in actual fighting: but in the known predisposition thereto, during all the time there is no assurance to the contrary. All other time is Peace.’3


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  1. 1.School of International RelationsUniversity of St. AndrewsUK

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