Paolo L. Bernardini received his Ph.D. in history from the European University Institute in Florence. He is currently professor at the University of Insubria, Como (on leave), and professor of history at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Ludwig von Mises: "The armament industry created militarism and imperialism, however, just as little as, say, the distilleries created alcoholism or publishing houses trashy literature. The supply of weapons did not call forth the demand, but rather the other way around." - Nation, State, and Economy