The goal of war is to defeat the enemy's will to fight. But how this can be accomplished is a thorny issue. This title shows that aggressive, strategic military offenses can win wars and establish lasting peace, while defensive maneuvers have often led to prolonged carnage, indecision, and stalemate.
Decisive Wars the Lessons of History. .
John David Lewis
is visiting associate professor of philosophy, politics, and economics at Duke University, and senior research scholar in history and classics at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University. He is the author of “Solon the Thinker: Political Thought in Archaic Athens and Early Greek Lawgivers”.