[On War And Conquest: In The Realm Of Human Affairs One Also Needs A Pretext. It Is Important To Give It The Rank Of A Universal Imperative Or Of A Divine Commandment. The Range Of Choices Is Not Great; Either It Is That We Must Defend Ourselves, Or That We Have An Obligation To Help Others, Or That We Are Fulfilling Heaven's Will. The Optimal Pretext Would Link All Three Of The Motives.]

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