In our winter 98 issue, Carpenter argued that Rummel had gone overboard in claiming that democracies never make war on each other. In reply, Rummel methodically critiques Carpenters review, leaving Carpenter to claim that Rummel arbitrarily redefines democracy whenever confronted with examples of warlike democracies.
|Other Independent Review articles by Ted Galen Carpenter|
|Winter 1998||Democracy and War|
|Fall 1997||Pay Any Price: Lyndon Johnson and The Wars for Vietnam|