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25. Society / E. State Functions / 6. War

[government's right to wage war on other states]

11 ideas
There is no greater good for a warrior than to fight in just war [Anon (Bhag)]
Seeking peace through war is like looking for fish up a tree [Mencius (Mengzi)]
For Aquinas a war must be in a just cause, have proper authority, and aim at good [Grayling on Aquinas]
A desire to conquer, and men who do it, are always praised, or not blamed [Machiavelli]
Only Utopians fail to see glory in warfare [More,T]
The only right victors have over captives is the protection of the former [Montesquieu]
A state of war remains after a conquest, if the losers don't accept the winners [Rousseau]
War gives no right to inflict more destruction than is necessary for victory [Rousseau]
People will enthusiastically pursue an unwanted war, once sacrifices have been made [Nietzsche]
To renounce war is to renounce the grand life [Nietzsche]
War must also have a good chance of success, and be waged with moderation [Grayling]