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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