Hitler, Hussein, and the Crazy State: Why Strategic Rationality Is Not Enough

Jablonsky, David

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In this report the author explores the concept on rogue or ‘crazy’ states in the international community, an important topic in the increasingly multipolar and dangerous world of the post-cold war era. In such an environment, the author concludes, after examining the progressive craziness of the Third Reich under Adolf Hitler, the rational basis for strategy breaks down. Strategic rationality is simply not sufficient to gauge the behavior of such states in the international arena–a particularly