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The Resource War is a force that gives us meaning, Chris Hedges

War is a force that gives us meaning, Chris Hedges

Label
War is a force that gives us meaning
Title
War is a force that gives us meaning
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hedges
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on the literature of combat, from Homer and Shakespeare to Erich Maria Remarque and Michael Herr, Hedges argues that human beings are conditioned to embrace what he calls "the myth of war"--The idea that combat is noble, selfless, and glorious, and yet, if human history is any guide, nations and imperiums have stumbled and even fallen when they believed the myths peddled about war and about themselves. The reality of war, asserts Hedges, with first-hand experience, is about the destruction of culture, the perversion of human desire, and the embrace, ultimately, of death over life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ORZ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hedges, Chris
Index
index present
LC call number
U21.2
LC item number
.H43 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War (Philosophy)
  • War and society
  • War and civilization
  • Military history, Modern
  • Hedges, Chris
Label
War is a force that gives us meaning, Chris Hedges
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=016796043&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : PublicAffairs, c2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [192]-195) and index
Contents
The myth of war -- The plague of nationalism -- The destruction of culture -- The seduction of battle and the perversion of war -- The hijacking and recovery of memory -- The cause -- Eros and Thanatos
Control code
ocm60343117
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
211 p.
Isbn
9780613998130
System control number
(OCoLC)60343117
Label
War is a force that gives us meaning, Chris Hedges
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&doc_number=016796043&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : PublicAffairs, c2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [192]-195) and index
Contents
The myth of war -- The plague of nationalism -- The destruction of culture -- The seduction of battle and the perversion of war -- The hijacking and recovery of memory -- The cause -- Eros and Thanatos
Control code
ocm60343117
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
211 p.
Isbn
9780613998130
System control number
(OCoLC)60343117

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