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War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Paradoxical

    Over time, war has paradoxically made (and continues to make) humans safer and richer! That's the thesis, anyway. It's worth considering. The book is readable and for the most part interesting. The theory and statistics are more relevant and more impressive than the military history. The justification of America's role as "globocop" defies reality. The attempts at prediction are farcical.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2015

    Without question the most thought provoking book I read in 2014.

    Without question the most thought provoking book I read in 2014. While I don't necessarily agree with all the author's ideas, it certainly did take me"outside the box" of the traditionall approach to history and how we came to where we are now. Just for that reason alone, I highly recommend this book if you are the kind of person who likes to challenge conventional wisdom and your own preconceived notions.

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