War-What Is It Good For?
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Published by Atrium Society .
Written in English


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FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL11545703M
ISBN 100942941519
ISBN 109780942941517

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  In War! What Is It Good For?, the renowned historian and archaeologist Ian Morris tells the gruesome, gripping story of fifteen thousand years of war, going beyond the battles and brutality to reveal what war has really done to and for the world. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY /5(5). It is a book filled with lucid explanations of the most recondite questions, with many revealing quotations and witty asides. Morris ends the book with one more paradox: “If we really want a world where war is good for absolutely nothing, we must recognise that war still has a . War is good for absolutely nothing; it means "destruction of innocent lives" and "tears to thousands of mothers' eyes" – according to the lyrics. Paradoxically, Ian Morris comes to a different conclusion: he argues that humanity has actually benefited from centuries of warfare. Only through warfar moreCited by: In War! What Is It Good For?, Kimberley Phillips examines how blacks' participation in the nation's wars after Truman's order and their protracted struggles for equal citizenship galvanized a vibrant antiwar activism that reshaped their struggles for freedom.

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