Democracy & Combat Deaths

“Fewer than one in 100,000 people have died in combat per year since 2000 – one-sixth the rate between 1950 and 2000, and one-fiftieth of that between 1900 and 1950.” (The Economist, 2018, p.89). Research by the Economist suggests there is a strong correlation between democracy and peace. A stark exception to this was the… Read More

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Team Games & Warfare: Is There An Evolutionary Link?

“Team sports have long been known to bring out our tribal instincts. But did they first emerge to train us for warfare? That’s the hypothesis of Michelle Scalise Sugiyama at the University of Oregon. She scoured the ethnographic record for information about the physical strategies used by traditional societies during their typical battles, such as… Read More

Heroism Among Men…

“War is elevating, because the individual disappears before the great conception of the state … What a perversion of morality to wish to abolish heroism among men.” 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… Read More

War & the State…

“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… Read More

Reaching a Consensus on the Treatment of Pelvic Fractures in Modern War

Research Paper Title Chinese expert consensus on echelons treatment of pelvic fractures in modern war. Abstract The characteristics and treatment of pelvic fractures vary between general conditions and modern war. An expert consensus has been reached based on pelvic injury epidemiology and the concepts of battlefield treatment combined with the existing levels of military medical… Read More

Diplomats to Start & Soldiers to Finish…

“Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.” Will Rogers (1879 to 1935) William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humourist, newspaper columnist, and… Read More

Advancing: Civilisation & Killing…

“You can’t say that civilization don’t advance, however, for every war they kill you in a new way.” Will Rogers (1879 to 1935) William Penn Adair Rogers was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, American cowboy, humourist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the… Read More