Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Peace is a Dangerous Game

Peace is not the ultimate value for a nation. The nations which lose their appetite for power and war are doomed in the long run. When a nation has convinced itself that it faces no existential threats and has achieved lasting peace, its politics becomes mired in complacency and hypocrisy, and this has negative consequences for the moral values, courage, intelligence, and integrity of its politicians; the nation’s culture takes a nihilistic turn and its politics becomes frivolous and corrupt. The downfall in political standards has an impact on the morale of the population: people lose their appetite for hard work, and the businesses and institutions become incapable of maintaining an edge in the areas of information gathering, manufacturing and technology—this leads to a fall in their military capability, thus making the peacenik nations an easy target for the more vigorous and warlike nations.

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