Wall Street Journal review of Frances Rosenbluth’s “Forged Through Fire”

January 9, 2017

Frances Rosenbluth’s new book with John Ferejohn, ForgedThrough Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain, earned a wonderful and lengthy review in this
weekend’s Wall Street Journal.

Rosa Brooks review begins…

“Some books should come stamped with a surgeon general’s warning: “Likely to cause discomfort,” perhaps, or “Not suitable for romantics.” The political scientists John Ferejohn and Frances McCall Rosenbluth have written such a book: “Forged Through Fire: War, Peace and the Democratic Bargain” is not for the faint of heart.

It begins with a paradox. “Humans have inflicted untold horrors on each other through wars,” Mr. Ferejohn and Ms. Rosenbluth write, but these wars have also been responsible for fostering one of our “most cherished human values”: modern democracy, with its unique combination of universal suffrage and property rights.”

Read the full review here.