War making and state making as organized crime

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July 12, 2011
by Charles Tilly  
Posted in Commentary

"If protection rackets represent organized crime at its smoothest, then war making and state making — quintessential protection rackets with the advantage of legitimacy — qualify as our largest examples of organized crime. Without branding all generals and statesmen as murderers or thieves, I want to urge the value of that analogy." (07/11/11)


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