(1) why did the week’s main authors write the book and articles (2) explain its main theoretical argument(s) and relationship between these readings, and (3) provide your own assessment of these arguments and big takeaway. Bruce Russett, “The Fact of the Democratic Peace” and “Why Democratic Peace?” chapters from his Grasping the Democratic Peace. New Haven: Yale University Press. John Owen (19​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​94) “How Liberalism Produces the Democratic Peace.” International Security. Fall. Christopher Layne (1994) “Kant or Cant: The Myth of the Democratic Peace,” International Security, Fall. Henry Farber and Joanne Gowa (1995) “Polities and Peace,” International Security. Fall. Thomas Risse-Kappen (1995) “Democratic Peace-Warlike Democracies: A Social Constructivist Interpretation,” European Journal of Internati​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​onal Relations.