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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

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Upon its initial publication, "On Killing" was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to ... Show synopsis

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JaiUneGuruDeja

For the Children of Combat Veterans

by JaiUneGuruDeja on Oct 28, 2010

My Dad, Neil Alexander Kelley, fought the Japanese in WWII. He was an emotionally detached father and he only told me one word about his combat experience. One day, when he was watching baseball in the early Sixties, I popped the impertinent question "Dad? How many Japs did you kill?". His locked ... More

MoininNC

Outstanding!!!

by MoininNC on Jul 31, 2008

A highly recommend book for any person interested in the under-researched field of the psychology of killing. Anyone who may have to kill as part of their duty (e.g., military, law enforcement, citizen protecting him/herself) will benefit from this book. For those who embody in modern society a warrior ... More

rm2013

8The Ugly Truth of War

by rm2013 on Jan 3, 2008

This book, written by a combat veteran, breaks down various wars and shows that most human beings, who, being placed in the role of soldier, either by volunteering, or by draft, have very little interest in killing other human beings if at all possible. The true killers, as the author states, are the ... More

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