Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Thucydides Trap : China Warns of "Peace Disease" And "Unavoidable" War With US

The "Thucydides Trap" refers to when a rising power causes fear in a established power which escalates toward war Thucydides wrote :

"What made war inevitable was the growth of Athenian power and fear which is caused in Sparta"

There is also the Grand Illusion echo's of 1914 about international trade preventing war when in fact it can accelerate war in reality.

Needless to say we do not share the Libertarian ideology of Corbett but find his analysis useful sometimes.

Capitalism and Imperialism have inherent tendencies to War War just as Lenin diagnosed and can become inevitable unless there is revolutionary conscious resistance to it and systemic change

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