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 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
People in this video
Your purchase helps support C-SPAN
Click here to learn how
C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.
Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.
Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.
Lords of the Sky
Dan Hampton talked about his book, Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16, in…
War! What Is It Good For?
Ian Morris talked about his book, War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and Progress of Civilizations from Primates to…
Shane Harris talked about his book, @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex, about the military’s use of cyberspace to wage…
Michael Waltz talked about his book, Warrior Diplomat: A Green Beret’s Battles from Washington to Afghanistan, about…