Odyssey: Perpetual Peace vs. Total War

As British strategic thinker Sir Basil Liddell Hart (1895-1970) said: "If you want peace, understand war." We analyze and discuss requirements to abolish war, means to use war violence to pursue political goals, and the main features of contemporary war (actors, targets, techniques, and modern technology) in order to learn to analyze, examine, and discuss the complexities both of peace and war. We analyze two philosophical classics, which are the suggested readings for the class: an essay by German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), titled "Perpetual Peace" (1795), which specifies three conditions to abolish war; and selections from Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz's (1870-1831) classic On War (1832), which is obligatory reading in military war colleges.

910.789.01 Homewood campus
Tuesday, March 28 to May 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m. No class April 11
Cost: $120

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for more information.