The arms race…

The arms race, no longer a preparation for war, can now be justified only on the grounds that more and more deterrence is the best guarantee for peace.

Der Wettlauf der Rüstung hat nicht mehr den Sinn, den Krieg vorzubereiten, sondern im Gegenteil ihn durch wechselseitige Abschreckung zu verhindern.

(Hannah Arendt, On Violence)

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