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W. Blackmar, History of Humalt Society (New York, 1926), pp. ; A. H. Keane, EthlJOlogy (Cambridge, 1916), pp. 160, 195 ff. G. Elliot Smith distinguishes man rather by certain improvements in vision and the co-ordinating centers of the cortex. "Man," he writes, "is the ultimate product of that line of ancestry which was never compelled to turn aside and adopt protective specialization, either of structure or mode of life, which would be fatal to its plasticity and power of further development" (The Evolfltiol~ of Man [Oxford, 1924], p.

40; Q. Wright, "The Munich Settlement and International Law," American JOllrnal of International Law, XXXIII (January, 1939), 14; Lewis F. Richardson, "Generalized Foreign Politics," British JOl/rnal of Psychology (Suppl. Monograph XXIII [Cambridge, 1939)), p. 7. Diderot defined war as "a convulsive and violent disease of the body politic" (Encyclopedie); Georg Cohn described it as "a social 'superindividual' psychical state of pathological or hypnotic character" (NeD-neutrality [New York, 1939), p.

7 On War (London, 19U), I, 2; III, 121. BLetliathan, Part I, chap. 13. 12 A STUDY OF WAR continually varying and occasionally passing below a certain threshold, in which case they may be described by the term "war," whether or not other states recognize the situation as juridically a "state of war," and whether or not the precise form of conflict which sociologists designate "war" has developed. ' Qualitative analysis of abstract ideas has thus revealed war in the legal and sociological senses as a state of law or a form of conflict, while quantitative analysis of concrete circumstances has revealed war in the technical and psychological senses as a degree of violence or of animosity.

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