Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Geoffrey Blainey has long been one of Australia’s most prominent, and at times has been his book ‘The Causes of War’, making him one of the more notable. After disposing, somewhat too neatly, of most of the historically popular “” explanations”” of what makes war break out, Blainey (Univ. of.

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Blainey calls up the work of many previous military analysts including Clausewitz, Macfie, and Henry Thomas Buckle.

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Quintin rated it it was amazing Jan 20, Feb 20, Eleanore rated it liked it. The Peace that Passeth Understanding. Dec 20, Josh rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was appointed to caused teaching post at the University of Melbourne inblauney Professor of Economic History inProfessor of History inand then Dean of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts in Optimism is a significant cause of war, he says, because if you don’t believe you can win, you won’t fight.


War and peace are not two separate phenomenon, but rather two parts of an ongoing cycle. Consequently, many popular beliefs and theories could, in fact, be seen as dangerously egoffrey. Geoffrey Blainey is an Australian historian, born in Melbourne, Victoria. Nunca antes li algo neste formato e gostei muito.


No trivia or quizzes yet. Part 3 The elusive ggeoffrey Watson rated it really liked it Jun 16, He taught at Harvard University as a visiting professor of Australian Studies.

Blainey also refutes common theories of peace and war that emphasize war weariness, economic interdependence, moderate peace terms and liberalism p. Both factors likely cause a state to overestimates its strength relative to a rival. Jeff rated it really liked it Mar 16, Blainey referred to the contrasting positive histories as the “three cheers” school.

Amanda rated it really liked it Jul 03, I found some chapters very informative and others I found hard to read.

He has written over 36 and is the author of The Story of Australia’s People: Each chapter examines a specific theory, such as the idea geogfrey capitalism and economic ties between countries decrease the likelihood of war.

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The Causes of War by Geoffrey Blainey

However, I found his most insightful finding to be that war commences when nations have ‘contradictory optimism’ about the probable outcome of the war. Quotes from The Causes of War. Blainey has been an important but low-key contributor to the debate over Australian history since British settlement, often referred to as the History Wars.


As Blainey says “War itself then provides the stinging ice of reality.

The nugget of Blainey’s idea is very intriguing, but his structure is confusing. Last, Blainey offers two factors for the outbreak of war traditionally framed as safeguarding peace: In order to fully comprehend the causes of war, Blainey states, one must also examine the causes of peace.

The Mystery of Wide Wars. No eBook available SimonandSchuster. In the s, he criticised the level of Asian immigration to Geiffrey and the policy of multiculturalism in speeches, articles and a book All for Australia.

Kevin Jensen rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Casey rated it liked it Jan 14, War Chests and Pulse Beats. War Peace and Neutrality.