bellicism

bellicism

the advocacy of war. Cf. pacifism. — bellicist, n.
See also: War
Translations
Bellizismus
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69-72 and 75-80) the scenery is of war, albeit of a dimmed bellicism, as if serenely asleep in the dark cold quietness of an abandoned armoury no one has entered for a long time.
At the beginning of the 1900s there was still a widespread popular sense which Sir Michael Howard has called 'bellicism', as contrasted with pacifism--a sense, not confined to the Kaiser's Germany though very marked there, that war could be glorious and purifying for the nation.
However, Strauss insists this protest has "basically nothing to do with bellicism, with love of war; nor with nationalism," but is based in a "love of morality." This kind of intelligent protest, taught by Plato, Rousseau, and Nietzsche, has been degraded by National Socialism.