The philosophe Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) once wrote: Violence on the part of those in power will gradually diminish, obedience to the laws will increase… [and humanity] will by degrees be forced to make war more humane, then more rare, and finally to abolish aggressive war entirely.
Does post-Enlightenment history (that is, the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries) support his claim that war will become more humane and more rare? Give three reasons / examples that support his claim and three reasons / examples that refute his claim. Then offer your readers your conclusion as to which perspective has the more compelling (that is, convincing) evidence and why.
NOTE: Remember to defend your conclusion with specific examples and to consider the entire world and not simply the perspective from the United States. Remember that the documents we read for class can used as sources.