Why Men Fight (book)

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Why Men Fight: a method of abolishing the international duel
AuthorBertrand Russell
GenreWar, Peace
PublisherThe Century Company

Why Men Fight (Why Men Fight: a method of abolishing the international duel) is a 1916 book by mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell. Printed in 1917 in response to the devastations of WWI in New York by The Century Co.[1][2][3]


The book is available in Wikisource. It is composed of eight chapters.

  • The Principles of Growth
  • The State
  • War as an Institution.
  • Property
  • Education
  • Marriage and the population question
  • Religion and Churches
  • What we can do


  1. ^ Ciment, James (2012-12-06). Encyclopedia of Conflicts since World War II. doi:10.4324/9780203058664. ISBN 9780203058664.
  2. ^ Gullace, Nicoletta F. (2002). ""The Blood of Our Sons": Men, Women, and the Renegotiation of British Citizenship during the Great War". The American Historical Review. doi:10.1086/ahr/108.3.915. ISSN 1937-5239.
  3. ^ Shearman, Peter (2017-03-20). The Improbable War: China, the United States and the Continuing Logic of Great Power Conflict. Political Studies Review. 15. pp. 274–275. doi:10.1177/1478929917695825. ISBN 9781849043960. ISSN 1478-9299.