What We Are Reading Today: ‘The Insiders’ Game’ by Elizabeth N. Saunders

One of the most widely held views of democratic leaders is that they are cautious about using military force because voters can hold them accountable, ultimately making democracies more peaceful.

“The Insiders’ Game” sheds light on this enduring puzzle, arguing that the primary constraints on decisions about war and peace come from elites, not the public.

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