06.14a. "We Don't Want You to Share Your Missile Defense System. We Want You to Share Your Women." . That's the caption to a good cartoon from the June 26, 2004 Weekly Standard. It captures a crucial idea: conflicts are ultimately not over the means, but over the ends. The barbarian wants the bourgeois women; he is not concerned with being able to defend himself against bourgeois wars of aggression.

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