Democratic peace theory - the idea that democratic nation-states won’t go to war because the people would vote against governments that would do that. Nobody really likes wars, nobody wants to send their family off to die in war. If every state is a democracy they wouldn’t go to war with each other because no government would risk their electoral career on it.
Reality - some of the most thorough liberal democratic states go to war under the claim that they’re spreading democracy. Economic interests are very apparent. Media cultures opinion towards accepting and normalising war. Representative democratic systems lead to monolithic party structures who initiate war and still get elected for second/third terms.
Bourgie political philosophers - do not use their brain (singular was a typo but I’m happy with how that comes off). Just talk about shit and hope it sticks.