Towards the Liberal Peace

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‘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

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2005

Publication series

NameRethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
ISSN (Print)1759-3735
ISSN (Electronic)2752-857X

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2005, Oliver P. Richmond.


  • Civil Society
  • Ideal Form
  • International Order
  • Peace Movement
  • Security Council


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