Book Discussion on War! What is it Good For?

Ian Morris talked about his book, War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization From Primates to Robots, in… read more

Ian Morris talked about his book, War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization From Primates to Robots, in which he argues that 15,000 years of war has advanced civilization. The author argued that throughout human history war created larger societies, which in turn created governments that diffused internal violence and enabled better conditions for economic gain. Mr. Morris also argued that although horrific, war has been a catalyst for greater personal safety. Ian Morris spoke at Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts. close

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Book Discussion on War! What is it Good For?

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 3, 2014
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Jun 1, 2014

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  • May 03, 2014 | 7:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 11, 2014 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 01, 2014 | 2:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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