The Military Factor in Social Change Vol. 1

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Contents

The Rise of Hope the Rise of Discontent
5
Societal Types
29
Armies Societies and Total War
71
The State as Revolution
117
The End of History?
153
The Widening Circle
195
Bibliography
233
Index
245
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Page 14 - The fully developed bureaucratic mechanism compares with other organizations exactly as does the machine with the nonmechanical modes of production. Precision, speed, unambiguity, knowledge of the files, continuity, discretion, unity, strict subordination, reduction of friction and of material and personal costs — these are raised to the optimum point in the strictly bureaucratic administration, and especially in its monocratic form.
Page 10 - Ultimately, one can define the modern state sociologically only in terms of the specific means peculiar to it, as to every political association, namely, the use of physical force. "Every state is founded on force," said Trotsky at Brest-Litovsk.

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