(1974); Karl Deutsch & Dieter Senghaas, A Framework for a Theory of War and Peace, in the Search for World Order: Festschrift for Quincy Wright 23-46 (Albert Lepawsky et al. eds. 1972). war as “the condition of those contending by force” Hugo Grotius, On the Law of War and Peace (Stephen C. Neff. ed., Cambridge Univ. Press 2012/1625). or armed conflict, is rigidly narrow and fails to address war’s infinite manifestations.
Which raises the question of the relation of casus belli to war. Casus belli may be used to justify a war, though a country need not
recognizable and classifiable as dogs from a common-sense perspective and perhaps even from a strictly biological one—reworking our classifications based upon detached speculation about what is extremely unlikely to be, but which still could conceivably be, would render almost all of our categories uselessly vague or ambiguous. We can imagine that one day, human bodies could exist that do not require the consumption of protein to be healthy—should that mean we should conclude that protein is not essential to a healthy diet? “Protein malnutrition leads to the condition known