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Great Wars and Great Leaders pdf free download. Thee King of Prussia, Frederick II (“the Great”), confessed that hehad seized the province of Silesia from the Empress Maria eresain 1740 because, as a newcomer to the throne, he had to make aname for himself. is initiated a war with Austria that developedinto a world-wide war (in North America, the French and IndianWar), and went on to 1763. Of course, many tens of thousands diedin that series of wars.Frederick’s admission is probably unique in the annals of leadersof states. In general, rulers have been much more circumspect aboutrevealing the true reasons for their wars, as well as the methods bywhich they conduct them.

Great Wars and Great Leaders pdf free download

Pretexts and evasions have proliferated.In today’s democratic societies, these are endorsed—oen invented—by compliant professors and other intellectuals.For generations, the unmasking of such excuses for war andwar-making has been the essence ofhistorical revisionism, or sim-plyrevisionism. Revisionism and classical liberalism, today calledlibertarianism, have always been closely linked.e greatest classical liberal thinker on international affairs wasRichard Cobden, whose crusade for repeal of the Corn Laws tri-umphed in 1846, bringing free trade and prosperity to England. Cob-den’s two-volumePolitical Writings(reprinted by Garland Publish-ing in 1973) are all revisionist accounts of British foreign policy.

Great Wars and Great Leaders pdf free download

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