Here, veteran war correspondent Chris Hedges provides a complex, moving and thought-provoking reflection on how life is lived most intensely in times of war. Hedges has reported the front lines in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America, and is troubled by what he sees: friends, enemies, colleagues and strangers intoxicated and even ...
Here, veteran war correspondent Chris Hedges provides a complex, moving and thought-provoking reflection on how life is lived most intensely in times of war. Hedges has reported the front lines in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America, and is troubled by what he sees: friends, enemies, colleagues and strangers intoxicated and even addicted to the heady brew of war. He tackles this ugly truth of the human animal with a sophisticated, nuanced and intelligent response that aims to be gritty and powerful.
New. ***NEW BOOK***NO MARKINGS OR WRITINGS WITH CLEAN PAGES. **Will have some shelf wears on the Covers or the Outer Dust Jackets. ((Minor Wears such as scratches on the Corners and edges from stocking on warehouse shelves. ))
was unhappy to find underlining in ink in this book, which was touted as new, with simple shelf wear. tut tut.
Jan 21, 2010
Great book from great person
Warfare has been more than popular theme in any historical period. Chris' book is eyewitness' guide to modern warfare, but he speaks about constant, eternal questions: why humans wage wars, what they feel when they do it and why this action is insane. Chris is honest, he names things with their names, and he is extremely close to reality. I ordered this book for my post-doctoral research because of all these values.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-09-30 "The communal march against an enemy generates a warm, unfamiliar bond with our neighbors, our community, our nation, wiping out unsettling undercurrents of alienation and dislocation," writes Chris Hedges, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times. In War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, Hedges draws on his experiences covering conflicts in Bosnia, El Salvador and Israel as well as works of literature from the Iliad to Hannah Arendt's The Origins of Totalitarianism to look at what makes war so intoxicating for soldiers, politicians and ordinary citizens. He discusses outbreaks of nationalism, the wartime silencing of intellectuals and artists, the ways in which even a supposedly skeptical press glorifies the battlefield and other universal features of war, arguing not for pacifism but for responsibility and humility on the part of those who wage war. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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