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The Conservation of Enemies: A Study in Enmity
The Conservation of Enemies: A Study in Enmity
By Frederick H. Hartmann
Greenwood, 1982, 258 pp.

The author sees "enmity" as a permanent factor in the game of nations; the question for any of them, such as the United States, is how to reduce and control it in order to maintain essential interests and avoid disaster. With many excursions into history for illustration, Hartmann tests various theories that have been advanced for sound policy or for a more peaceful world (balance of power, containment, collective security, world government), along with some "cardinal principles" of his own. A thoughtful and stimulating book.