The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein by Alex Roberto Hybel and Justin Matthew pdf

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The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein by Alex Roberto Hybel and Justin Matthew Kaufman pdf free download

The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein by Alex Roberto Hybel and Justin Matthew Kaufman pdf free download. Should we expect the decision to go to war to be rational when so much else about human life is not? Of course we do expect this, and we are often disillusioned. This illuminating study of the two recent American wars in Iraq is a case in point. It asks why, and then demonstrates how; emotion rather than reason guided the decisions to go to war.

The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein by Alex Roberto Hybel and Justin Matthew Kaufman pdf free download

In doing so it reminds us once again that even in the affairs of state, the heart has its reasons that reason does not know. No activity of a state demands more of its citizens or evokes more fervent emotions than does war. Yet few are subject to less hard analysis by those who make the critical decisions. This distressing axiom is splendidly illustrated by Alex Hybel and Justin Kaufman. With precision and intellectual objectivity they demonstrate, on both a theoretical and a practical level, how emotion and wishful thinking supplanted rationality in the two Iraq wars.

The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein by Alex Roberto Hybel and Justin Matthew Kaufman pdf free download

War is, of course, always unpredictable, both in its course and in its consequences. For this reason those who embark upon it tread
upon uncertain ground. They should be wary, but almost without exception the instigators of war are dramatically bold. They believe
that they can control the consequences of their actions. In defense of their bold actions they sometimes cite Clausewitz, who famously argued that war is the pursuit of politics by other means.

The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein by Alex Roberto Hybel and Justin Matthew Kaufman pdf free download

But they do not take to heart the warning inherent in his famous dictum. If war is indeed the pursuit of politics, then it is obviously subject to all the irrationality, hyperbole, and dishonesty of the political arena. War is just as haphazard, unpredictable, and irrational as any other form of human behavior. History and literature are replete with examples.

The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein by Alex Roberto Hybel and Justin Matthew Kaufman pdf free download

The Bush Administrations and Saddam Hussein by Alex Roberto Hybel and Justin Matthew Kaufman pdf


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