“Without war no State could be. All those we know of arose through war, and the protection of their members by armed force remains their primary and essential task. War, therefore, will endure to the end of history, as long as there is a multiplicity of states.”
Heinrich von Treitschke (1834 to 196)
Heinrich von Treitschke was a German historian and political writer whose advocacy of power politics was influential at home and contributed to distrust of Germany abroad.