Perpetual war refers to a lasting state of war with no clear ending conditions. It also describes a situation of ongoing tension that seems likely to escalate at any moment, similar to the Cold War.
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... See also Perpetual war In 1984, there is a perpetual war among Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia, the super-states which emerged from the atomic global war ... The war is not fought in Oceanian, Eurasian or Eastasian territory but in the arctic wastes and a disputed zone comprising the sea and land from Tangiers (northern Africa ... the Hate Week dedicated to creating patriotic fervour for the Party's perpetual war ...
... in 1651 that a hypothetical State of nature was a condition of Perpetual war ... a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war, and such a war as is of every man against every man ... For ‘war’ consisteth not in battle only or the act of fighting, but in a tract of time wherein the will to contend by battle is sufficiently known ...
Famous quotes containing the words war and/or perpetual:
“The same reason that makes us chide and brawl and fall out with any of our neighbours, causeth a war to follow between Princes.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)
“All men, in the abstract, are just and good; what hinders them, in the particular, is, the momentary predominance of the finite and individual over the general truth. The condition of our incarnation in a private self, seems to be, a perpetual tendency to prefer the private law, to obey the private impulse, to the exclusion of the law of the universal being.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)