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Many books were written about the escalation of hostility through the language of political and ideological discourse.

It's like an escalation in the arms race, and understandably, no one wants to disarm alone.

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derived noun from escalate; in the figurative sense it is from 1938, in reference to the battleship arms race among global military powers.

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