‘If you want peace, prepare for war’

At a time when political correctnesses rages in our campuses, and everybody seems to smoke the collective peace pipe, Nobel laureate Professor Robert J Aumann‘s invocation of the Game Theory to explain why we need war is worth recounting again.

“If you want peace, you have to increase the cost of going to war for the other side. Lower the threshold by talking peace all the time, and you encourage the other side to go to war.

“What prevented the Cold War from getting hot, cracks Aumann, was the presence of bombers with nuclear bombs patrolling the skies!�”

“He invokes Winston Churchill who said, “If you want peace, prepare for war� It may sound facetious, but the fact that there’s been no world war in the last six decades should count for something.”

Read the full article here: War is peace

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