War, N.: A By-product Of The Arts Of Peace. The Most Menacing Political Condition Is A Period Of International Amity.

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War, n.: A by-product of the arts of peace. The most menacing political
condition is a period of international amity. Since we are told
"In times of peace prepare for war", war is inevitable.
-- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), "The Devil's Dictionary", 1911