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Autocratic Generals and Democratic Armies. Men in Arms

By Donnelly, Thomas

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Title: Autocratic Generals and Democratic Armies. Men in Arms  
Author: Donnelly, Thomas
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Language: English
Subject: Political science., Philosophy & politics, Politics & international relations
Collections: New American Century Collection
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Publisher: The Project for the New American Century

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Excerpt: The relation between a democratic nation and a democratic army is paradoxical. Democratic peoples are reluctant to go to war, and yet, when roused to fight, they often reveal a surprising martial spirit and skill. ?A long war,? as Alexis de Tocqueville put it, ?has the same effect on a democratic army as a revolution has on the people themselves. It breaks down rules and makes outstanding men come forward.? This is the grand theme of the classicist Victor Davis Hanson?s latest volume, The Soul of Battle. Linking the stories of Theban general Epaminondas? Peloponnesian campaigns in the fourth century B.C., the Union general William Tecumseh Sherman?s sweep ?from Atlanta to the sea? in 1864, and George S. Patton?s dash across France in 1944, Hanson celebrates three democratic ?armies of a season? that ended the great affronts to human liberty of their day: Spartan, Confederate slavery, and German Nazism.

 

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