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Asked the Glasgow Times in a December 21 editorial. “Is it an opportunity to regroup and rearm? ”51 Israelis were concerned that Hezbollah used a UN-brokered 2006 cease-fire to rearm and improve its weapons systems for a future round of fighting. 4 27 Conclusion Let us take stock of how we have characterized truce thinking. Contrary to the Kantian assertion that war must be seen as an anomaly to be eradicated, the truce thinker recognizes that there are cases in which it must be understood as a chronic condition to be managed.

I draw on both historical and cultural sources in this chapter, focusing on truces in Homer’s Iliad, Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, the book of Genesis, the doctrines of the Peace of God and Truce of God in medieval Christianity, and finally, on the discussion of truces in Hugo Grotius’s De Jure Belli ac Pacis. The survey offered here is not meant as a rigorous or scholarly one. I am not a specialist in any of these works, and there may well be other important sources for thinking about truces in the Western tradition.

50 Many Britons were suspicious when the Provisional IRA offered a Christmas truce in December 1972. ” asked the Glasgow Times in a December 21 editorial. “Is it an opportunity to regroup and rearm? ”51 Israelis were concerned that Hezbollah used a UN-brokered 2006 cease-fire to rearm and improve its weapons systems for a future round of fighting. 4 27 Conclusion Let us take stock of how we have characterized truce thinking. Contrary to the Kantian assertion that war must be seen as an anomaly to be eradicated, the truce thinker recognizes that there are cases in which it must be understood as a chronic condition to be managed.

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