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October 5, 2020

El crimen de la guerra (The crime of war)

Foreword by Eduardo Ulibarrí, Former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the UN: Alberdi in our world. Preface. Chapter I. Historical law of war. Chapter II. Legal nature of the war. Chapter III. Creators of the law of nations. Chapter IV. Responsibilities. Chapter V. Effects of the war. Chapter VI. Abolition of war. Chapter VII. The soldier of peace. Chapter VIII. The soldier of the future. Chapter IX. Neutrality. Chapter X. People-world. Chapter XI. War or Caesarism in the New World. About the author.
By Juan Bautista Alberdi (1810-1884)

The Crime of War is a posthumous book by Juan Bautista Alberdi, written in 1870 for the contest of the «Permanent International League for Peace». The author is based on legal, moral and political principles to condemn war, while betting on supranational institutions as the appropriate way to resolve conflicts between nations.War is the loss of freedom for Alberdi and his writing leaves room for optimism, projecting a world in which conflicts are resolved under the idea of cooperation and not enmity. It is still a valid reading today, which is committed to progress, development and the peaceful coexistence of nations.

Doctor in History and Academic Director of CADAL

Juan Bautista Alberdi (1810-1884)
Juan Bautista Alberdi (1810-1884)
Juan Bautista Alberdi nació en San Miguel de Tucumán el 29 de agosto de 1810 y murió en Neuilly-sur-Seine, Francia, el 19 de junio de 1884. Abogado, economista, político, diplomático, escritor y músico argentino, es considerado el autor intelectual de la Constitución Argentina de 1853.