The Power of Democracy
Dean Esmay has been offering a series of fascinating posts discussing the fact that no two democracies have ever gone to war against one another. Ever.
Dean's most recent post is the most expansive and convincing of the posts. It offers very acceptable definitions of "democracy" and "war" and provides links to papers by political scientists who have studied what is called the Democratic Peace Theory.
Fascinating stuff. The power of democracy to create peace and prosperity is quite amazing.