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"Perpetual Fallacy"

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On War, James Boswell, 1777

Boswell, James. "On War." Thegentlereader.net. The Gentle Reader, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

In the context of lines 33-38, the “perpetual fallacy” of war can best be described as

A

the faulty notion that war casualties can be cleanly categorized as good or evil.

B

the faulty notion that one war always leads to the next.

C

the faulty notion that war will eventually result in peace.

D

the faulty notion that each side thinks they are doing what’s righteous.

E

the faulty notion that diplomacy will ever resolve an armed conflict.