The Century of Total War

Raymond Aron, The Century of Total War, London: Praeger Press, 1954.

From a review in Foreign Affairs: Though writing in the first instance as a Frenchman to Frenchmen, M. Aron’s very thoughtful and incisive analysis is of universal interest. Seeing the world in the midst of a chain reaction of wars, he seeks some way of mastering violence and yet preserving liberty. In the course of his argument he dissects neutralism and the Marxist climate of opinion.