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Description - How Democracies Lose Small Wars by Gil Merom

Gil Merom argues that modern democracies fail in insurgency wars because they are unable to find a winning balance between expedient and moral tolerance for the costs of war. Small wars are lost at home when a critical minority shifts the balancing element from the battlefield to the marketplace of ideas. This minority, representing the educated middle class, abhors the brutality involved in effective counterinsurgency, but also refuses to sustain the level of casualties resulting from fighting in other ways.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521008778
ISBN-10: 0521008778
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 310
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 4-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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How Democracies Lose Small Wars by Gil Merom
Hardback, August 2003
$103.50