Jean-Jacques Rousseau Quote

War is then not a relationship between one man and another, but a relationship between one State and another, in which individuals are enemies only by accident, not as men, nor even as citizens, but as soldiers; not as members of the fatherland, but as its defenders. Finally, any State can only have other States, and not men, as enemies, inasmuch as it is impossible to fix a true relation between things of different natures.


Rousseau: 'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political Writings (ed. Cambridge University Press, 1997) - ISBN: 9780521424462

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War is then not a relationship between one man and another, but a relationship between one State and another, in which individuals are enemies only...

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War is then not a relationship between one man and another, but a relationship between one State and another, in which individuals are enemies only...

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War is then not a relationship between one man and another, but a relationship between one State and another, in which individuals are enemies only...

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War is then not a relationship between one man and another, but a relationship between one State and another, in which individuals are enemies only...