#6.2: extreme arms control
"He held the introduction of firearms to be an unfair innovation on the rules of lawful war."
War is the father of everything, said Heraclitus. The law of nations is the law of war and everything else. [Go back to #6.1.]
Nearly half of Vattel is about war. Peace to Vattel is a special case of war. Peace is not the mystic union it became in the 20th century, but mere neutral cooperation. Peace is not friendship, but neighborhood. And every plot in…