War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

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A veteran New York Times war correspondent's complex, moving, and thought-provoking reflection on how life is lived most intensely in times of war.. General George S. Patton famously said, "Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance. God, I do love it so!" Though Patton was a notoriously single-minded general, it is nonetheless a sad fact that war gives meaning to many lives, a fact with which we have become familiar now that America is once again engaged in a military conflict. War is an enticing elixir. It gives us purpose, resolve, a cause. It allows us to be noble.Chris Hedges of The New York Times has seen war up close-in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Central America-and he has been troubled by what he has seen: friends, enemies, colleagues, and strangers intoxicated and even addicted to war's heady brew. In War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, he tackles the ugly truths about humanity's love affair with war, offering a sophisticated, nuanced, intelligent meditation on the subject that is also gritty, powerful, and unforgettable.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • PublicAffairs,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1586480499
  • 9781586480493

About Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges has been a foreign corr espondent for fifteen years. He joined the staff o f The New York Times in 1990 and previously worked for The Dallas Morning News, The Christian Scienc e Monitor, and National Public Radio. He lives in New York City.show more

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