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War and Its Causes
War and Its Causes
By Luther Lee Bernard
Holt, 1944, 479 pp
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Much of this book sounds like the sort of intellectually and ethically unhinged stuff that passed for "objective scholarship" during the interwar years. Professor Bernard is a sociologist and his thesis that war is a "social institution" may account for part of his failure to produce a wholly rational and convincing explanation of its causes. The reader will also suspect that some of the trouble may lie in the author's prejudices, such as his Anglophobia.