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War in the Age of Technology
Author: Robert Jensen

ISBN: 9780814742501
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 406
Published: 17 March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 583.0 x 389.5 x 3.0
Description:
"Both general readers and military specialists . . . will find much that is informative and thoughtful in this generally superior collection of essays." --The Historian Technology of one kind or another has always been a central ingredient in war. The Spartan king Archidamus, for instance, reacted with alarm when first witnessing a weapon that could shoot darts through the air. And yet during the past two centuries technology has played an unprecedented role in military affairs and thinking, and in the overall conduct of war. In addition, the impact of new technology on warfare has brought major social and cultural changes.This volume explores the relationship between war, technology, and modern society over the course of the last several centuries. The two world wars, total conflicts in which industrial technology took a terrible human toll, brought great changes to the practice of organized violence among nations; even so many aspect of military life and values remained largely unaffected. In the latter half of the twentieth century, technology in the form of nuclear deterrence appears to have prevented the global conflagration of world war while compli...

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