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Our wars have become more lethal, yet the affinity for war hasn't changed. Why? As the entire world anticipates a lengthy war against terrorism, this intriguing study provides a new understanding of why people fight wars so frequently and ferociously. Former military psychologist Lawrence LeShan's piercing analysis reveals why war is often chosen over more peaceful solutions, and why it is so easy to get into a war and so hard to get out. Can peace be planned? How can we devise an "early warning system" for war? Are some government structures more prone to war than others?
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Table of Contents
|Foreword: War, Terrorism, and Civil Liberties||xi|
|1.||The Human Attraction to War||21|
|2.||War and the Perception of Reality||33|
|3.||Alternate Realities and Human Behavior||43|
|4.||Mythic and Sensory Wars||59|
|5.||War and the Psychological Needs of the Individual||71|
|6.||War and Governmental Behavior||99|
|Appendix||A Classification System for Self-Destructive Behaviors||127|