„The characteristic feature of militarism is not the fact that a nation has a powerful army or navy. It is the paramount role assigned to the army within the political structure.“

—  Ludwig von Mises, buch Omnipotent Government

Omnipotent Government: The Rise of the Total State and Total War (1944)
Kontext: The characteristic feature of militarism is not the fact that a nation has a powerful army or navy. It is the paramount role assigned to the army within the political structure. Even in peacetime the army is supreme; it is the predominant factor in political life. The subjects must obey the government as soldiers must obey their superiors. Within a militarist community there is no freedom; there are only obedience and discipline.

Letzte Aktualisierung 22. Mai 2020. Geschichte
Ludwig von Mises Foto
Ludwig von Mises5
österreichischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler 1881 - 1973

Ähnliche Zitate

Theodore Roosevelt Foto

„There must be not merely preparedness in things material; there must be preparedness in soul and mind. To prepare a great army and navy without preparing a proper national spirit would avail nothing. And if there is not only a proper national spirit, but proper national intelligence, we shall realize that even from the standpoint of the army and navy some civil preparedness is indispensable.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1910s, Address to the Knights of Columbus (1915)
Kontext: There must be not merely preparedness in things material; there must be preparedness in soul and mind. To prepare a great army and navy without preparing a proper national spirit would avail nothing. And if there is not only a proper national spirit, but proper national intelligence, we shall realize that even from the standpoint of the army and navy some civil preparedness is indispensable. For example, a plan for national defense which does not include the most far-reaching use and cooperation of our railroads must prove largely futile. These railroads are organized in time of peace. But we must have the most carefully thought out organization from the national and centralized standpoint in order to use them in time of war. This means first that those in charge of them from the highest to the lowest must understand their duty in time of war, must be permeated with the spirit of genuine patriotism; and second, that they and we shall understand that efficiency is as essential as patriotism; one is useless without the other.

John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher Foto

„Can the Army win the war before the Navy loses it?“

—  John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher Royal Navy admiral of the fleet 1841 - 1920

The World Crisis, Vol 3, 1916-1918, Part I (1927), Churchill, Thornton Butterworth (London), p. 283.

Yoshijirō Umezu Foto

„It is not possible to foretell the reaction of certain elements in the Army and Navy.“

—  Yoshijirō Umezu Japanese general 1882 - 1949

Quoted in "The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb" - Page 107 - by Dennis Wainstock - History - 1996.

Peter I of Russia Foto

„A ruler that has but an army has one hand, but he who has a navy has both.“

—  Peter I of Russia Tsar and 1st Emperor, founder of the Russian Empire 1672 - 1725

Attributed in Way a River Went: Following the Volga Through the Heart of Russia https://books.google.com/books?id=x9EWDAAAQBAJ&pg=PT163&lpg=PT163&dq=%22A+ruler+that+has+but+an+army+has+one+hand,+but+he+who+has+a+navy+has+both.%22&source=bl&ots=jS__N1LP8U&sig=GuCyl4v-BeAwUpmB1PDaIxAcSeY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjV_9KHxMjeAhXmY98KHTStBRgQ6AEwBHoECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=%22A%20ruler%20that%20has%20but%20an%20army%20has%20one%20hand%2C%20but%20he%20who%20has%20a%20navy%20has%20both.%22&f=false (2015), by Thom Wheeler, p. 163

Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon Foto

„The British Army should be a projectile to be fired by the British Navy.“

—  Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon British Liberal statesman 1862 - 1933

Quoted by Admiral 'Jacky' Fisher in Memories p.18 https://archive.org/stream/memoriesbyadmira00fishuoft#page/18/mode/1up (1919).

James A. Michener Foto
David Dixon Porter Foto
Calvin Coolidge Foto

„No one will involve the army in political processes!“

—  Mikael Harutyunyan Armenian general 1946

Quoted in article "Mikael Harutyunyan: no one will involve army in political processes." panarmenian.net [February 23, 2008]

Vladimir Lenin Foto
Ernest Bevin Foto
Alexander Graham Bell Foto

„Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.“

—  Alexander Graham Bell scientist and inventor known for his work on the telephone 1847 - 1922

As quoted in The Military Quotation Book by James Charlton, p. 37.

Terry Pratchett Foto

„Most armies are in fact run by their sergeants“

—  Terry Pratchett, buch The Carpet People

the officers are there just to give things a bit of tone and prevent warfare from becoming a mere lower-class brawl.
The Carpet People (1971; 1992)

Edmund Burke Foto
Herman Melville Foto

„In armies, navies, cities, or families, in nature herself, nothing more relaxes good order than misery.“

—  Herman Melville, buch Benito Cereno

Benito Cereno, Putnam's Monthly ( October 1855 http://books.google.com/books?id=TlYAAAAAYAAJ&q=%22In+armies+navies+cities+or+families+in+nature+herself+nothing+more+relaxes+good+order+than+misery%22&pg=PA356#v=onepage)

Edmund Burke Foto

„I should not be surprized at seeing a French Army conveyed by a British Navy to an attack upon this Kingdom.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797

Letter to French Laurence (12 May 1797) after hearing of the mutinies in the Royal Navy, quoted in R. B. McDowell (ed.), The Correspondence of Edmund Burke, Volume IX: May 1796–July 1797 (Cambridge University Press, 1970), p. 333
1790s

Mao Zedong Foto
Timothy McVeigh Foto

„Think of it this way. When I was in the Army, you didn't see me for years. Think of me that way now, like I'm away in the Army again, on an assignment for the military.“

—  Timothy McVeigh American army soldier, security guard, terrorist 1968 - 2001

To his mother (1997), as quoted in American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0060394072 (2001), by Lou Michel and Dan Herbeck, New York: ReganBooks (HarperCollins), p. 347.
1990s

Edward Bernays Foto

„The Republicans had fielded an army and navy of more than 2.5 million men, had invented national banking, currency, and taxation, had provided schools and homes for poor Americans, and had freed the country's four million slaves.“

—  Heather Cox Richardson American historian

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party https://books.google.com/books?id=s-JzAgAAQBAJ&pg=PP2&dq=to+make+men+free+a+history&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCIQ6AEwAWoVChMIq97csor9xwIVRJkeCh3tvg7i#v=onepage&q=to%20make%20men%20free%20a%20history&f=false (2014), p. ix

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“