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Very well-said about war

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Submitted by rjalexand (United States), May 6, 2003 at 14:51

Robert Kaplan, who has witnessed it all for years as a foreign correspondent in 2nd and 3rd world places--where he has been reading the classics [from Churchill back to Seneca] in his spare time--has been arriving at similar conclusions in his last couple of books.

War has been part of human history [I would say mamallian history] from Day One, and we give it up for partisan or sentimental reasons at our peril.

That war is some sort of sexist aberration because it has been almost entirely a male thing is like saying that the world population crisis is the fault of women because they're the ones having the babies.

Both those features of human society might change in time: But that hasn't happened yet.

Bob Alexander
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