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War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning

War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning
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Description: 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 of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not just those on the front line ... (more)
Manufacturer: Anchor
Release date: 10 June 2003
ISBN-10 : 1400034639 | ISBN-13: 9781400034635
Tags: War (1), Ethics (1)
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