The Soldier and the State
The Soldier and the State by Samuel P. Huntington
“Samuel Huntington is one of the most influential American political thinkers in the latter part of the 20th century. His works such as Political Order in Changing Societies (1968), American Politics: The Promise of Disharmony (1981), Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century (1991), Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) and his latest book Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity (2004) have set many modern standards in thinking not only in the United States and the West but also in the world at large.... We now introduce to our public Huntington’s study entitled The Soldier and the State: Theory and Politics of Civil-Military Relations, which first came out in 1957. (It was supplemented in 1985. The translation is based on the nineteenth edition, 2002.) While being less known to the broader public, it is recognized by professional and political circles in the West as a major work on the relationship between civil society and armed forces, which is nowadays referred to as the democratic oversight of the armed forces”.
Prof. Dr. Predrag Simic (excerpt from the Foreword)