Ishaan Srivastava

Making the Implicit Explicit: Drones and the Changing Nature of Human Warfare

In an 1819 speech, Swiss-French philosopher Benjamin Constant predicted the end of wars: “Every day, war becomes a more ineffective means of satisfying [our] wishes. Its hazards no longer offer to individuals benefits that match the results of peaceful work and regular exchanges.” Scientific progress and Europe’s Industrial Revolution had made the pursuit of private pleasure an increasingly attain...

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