War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

Chris Hedges

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status Copy #1 (3397): in
genre Activism and Human Rights ยป Peace Studies
publisher Anchor
publish date June 10, 2003
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  • By Bill Svoboda -

    Definitely a catchy title! This is another “half star” book-as in “three and a half stars”. Lots of “good” (i.e. horrific) stuff here. Trying to give a larger overview leads to a lack of focus- by far the most moving parts of this are Chris Hedges own experiences,thoughts and emotions- this book would be so much more effective if it were even more personal/autobiographical. I know from other reading what a fan Hedges is of a classically “humanist” education-but to properly analyze war throughout the ages requires science as well (sorry, but the various Shakespeare quotes did absolutely nothing for me-especially when juxtaposed with real and recent events).

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