Are democracies intrinsically prone to dangerous foreign-policy instabilities, and, thus, to war?
I meant to post a link to this thought-provoking article almost a month ago, when it first appeared. But it slipped my mind:
The Anschluss seems, by the way, to have been extremely popular among Austrians in 1938 — although, as a German academic friend of mine points out, somewhat bitterly, it’s difficult to find Austrians today who don’t assure you that they and/or their parents and/or their grandparents opposed it. And it seems to have been exceptionally popular among young people, thus demonstrating, as if further demonstration were needed, that the moral instincts of the young are completely reliable and that no movement that has the support of the young should be questioned.