Going to war …

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September 14, 2011
Liberty For All
by Charles Tilly  
Posted in Commentary

"Going to war accelerated the move from indirect to direct rule. Almost any state that makes war finds that it cannot pay for the effort from its accumulated reserves and current revenues. Almost all war-making states borrow extensively, raise taxes, and seize the means of combat -- including men -- from reluctant citizens who have other uses for their resources." (09/14/11)


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