Reflections on a Ravaged Century by Robert Conquest
The century just past was, by all accounts, the bloodiest in human history. Scholars differ over the precise extent of the carnage, but it seems likely that as many as 80 million people lost their lives in wars and civil wars.
About the Author
Aaron L. Friedberg teaches politics and international affairs at Princeton. From 2003 to 2005 he served in the office of the Vice President as deputy assistant for national-security affairs. He is writing a book about the U.S.-China rivalry.