Gaston Bouthol founded a particular sociology known as polemology.
Skeptical about the pacifism and critic of the juridical
illusion of the international regulation of the peace-phenomenon,
he studied the war-phenomenon without moralising prejudices.
Polemology, that involves a critic of culture, is focused on the social
function of war, known as the most important institution of
destruction. The study of major wars enabled him to raise an
hypothesis that foresees the periodicity of wars.