War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War

War and Democracy: A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War : A Comparative Study of the Korean War and the Peloponnesian War

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A comparison of the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on Greece during the Peloponnesian War, and the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. It demonstrates the many underlying similarities between the two wars.
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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 152.9 x 228.3 x 25.7mm | 607.13g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • index
  • 076560695X
  • 9780765606952

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Bringing together distinguished Classicists, Koreanists, and Americanists, this book examines the cultural and political/institutional dimensions of war's impact on society by comparing the effects of prolonged war on ancient Athens during the war with Sparta, and on the United States and the two Koreas, North and South, during the Korean War. Despite the very circumstances of the two conflicts and the radically different way each was viewed in its own time, the contributors point to many underlying similarities between the two wars and put each in a fascinating and unique perspective.
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Table of contents

I. Democracy: Bellicose, Imperial, or Idealistic? Democratic Warfare, Ancient and Modern, Victor Hanson The American Imperium, Ronald Steel The American Empire: A Case of Mistaken Identity, Robert Kagan II. Categorizing Wars: Civil or Hegemonic, Decisive or Cyclical? When Sparta Is Sparta but Athens Isn't Athens: Democracy and the Korean War, Bruce Cumings Stalin and the Decision for War in Korea, Kathryn Weathersby The Effects of the Peloponnesian (Athenian) War on Athenian and Spartan Societies, Paul Cartledge III. Third Forces, or Shrimps between Whales The Case of Plataea: Small States and the (Re-)Invention of Political Realism, Gregory Crane The Korean War and North Korean Politics, Dae-Suk Suh The Korean War and South Korean Politics, Kongdan Oh IV. Demagogues? or Domestic Politics in Democracies at War? McCarthyism and the Korean War, Ellen Schrecker Korea, the Cold War, and American Democracy, Stephen Whitfield Warfare, Democracy, and the Cult of Personality, Jennifer Roberts V. Realism, Militarism, and the Culture of Democracies at War Thucydides Theoretikos/Thucydides Histor: Realist Theory and the Challenge of History, Josiah Ober Father of All - Destroyer of All: War in Late Fifth-Century Athenian Discourse and Ideology, Kurt Raaflaub Characters and Characteristics of Korean War Novels, Dong-wook Shin
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