Overconfidence and War (Hardcover)

The Havoc and Glory of Positive Illusions

By Dominic D. P. Johnson, Johnson

Harvard University Press, 9780674015760, 280pp.

Publication Date: October 29, 2004



A study offers insights into why states wage war and traces the effects of human tendency toward overconfidence through two turning points that erupted into war and two that did not.