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Capitalism, the Unknown Ideal Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Roots of War Summary

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The Roots of War Summary and Analysis

The threat of a nuclear holocaust terrifies many people because they and their leaders feel helpless when confronting war. The majority of the people are not in favor of war and never has been. Man knows there is always the possibility of war because they have never rejected the use of physical force to get what they want. This belief comes from the political philosophy of statism, which is also known as collectivism. This is the source of both peace and war propaganda. The peace proponents are against war and the threat of nuclear weapons. They do not believe nations should be allowed to use armed force against one another yet at the same time they find nothing wrong with dictatorships. This means, according to Rand, that they oppose the use of weapons against other nations but not against...

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