The Folly of Nation Building

The National Interest, July/August 2012

9 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2013

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Amitai Etzioni

The George Washington University

Date Written: August 1, 2012

Abstract

There is a growing consensus that the United States can't afford another war, or even a major armed humanitarian intervention. But in reality, the cost of war itself is not the critical issue. It is the nation building following many wars that drives up the costs.

Suggested Citation

Etzioni, Amitai, The Folly of Nation Building (August 1, 2012). The National Interest, July/August 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2274219

Amitai Etzioni (Contact Author)

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United States

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