"We are at a moment in world affairs when the essential ideas that govern statecraft must change. For five centuries it has taken the resources of a state to destroy another state . . . This is no longer true, owing to advances in international telecommunications, rapid computation, and weapons of mass destruction. The change in statecraft that will accompany these developments will be as profound as any that the State has thus far undergone."
--from the Prologue
"The Shield of Achilles" is a classic inquiry into the nature of the State, its origin in war, and its drive for peace and le... View More...