War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

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As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans. Hedges, who is also a former divinity student, has seen war at its worst and knows too well that to those who pass through it, war can be exhilarating and even addictive: It gives us purpose, meaning, a reason for living."Drawing on his own experience and on the literature ...

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5toes

Jun 17, 2010

oh no

was unhappy to find underlining in ink in this book, which was touted as new, with simple shelf wear. tut tut.

Avenger

Jan 21, 2010

Great book from great person

Warfare has been more than popular theme in any historical period. Chris' book is eyewitness' guide to modern warfare, but he speaks about constant, eternal questions: why humans wage wars, what they feel when they do it and why this action is insane. Chris is honest, he names things with their names, and he is extremely close to reality. I ordered this book for my post-doctoral research because of all these values.

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