Why We Love War

Great quote: “But how many men, over how many millennia, have wanted to know how they would do in combat? Would they be brave and fight? Or would they cringe and run? War has been, for almost all peoples and all times, the purest test of manhood. It is a thrilling addiction and a wretched curse—”a force that gives us meaning,” as former New York Times war correspondent Chris Hedges has written—and the ruination of peoples and nations.”  – Evan Thomas, writing for Newsweek.  [Thanks, Zack!, aka the smartest dude I know]

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  • mikey May 5, 2010, 4:09 pm

    Yuppies and other war mongering pukes "love war" as long as they (or their kids) don't have to be the one to die or get their legs blown off. For a warrior's perspective read "War is a Racket" written by 2 time Medal of Honor winner Marine Corps General Smedley Butler. http://www.wanttoknow.info/warisaracket

  • jamesfurbush May 5, 2010, 5:45 pm

    You know I don't think anyone truly loves war, but I think there is something about aggression, fighting and forged bonds during difficult times that is ingrained in humans. The article the quote was pulled from deals more with our humans are a waring species. But I agree that it's easier to love the idea of war when you don't have to be in one.

  • mikey May 5, 2010, 4:09 pm

    Yuppies and other war mongering pukes "love war" as long as they (or their kids) don't have to be the one to die or get their legs blown off. For a warrior's perspective read "War is a Racket" written by 2 time Medal of Honor winner Marine Corps General Smedley Butler. http://www.wanttoknow.info/warisaracket