'War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning' by Chris Hedges

This book is about war, but not about guns or tanks or tactics or strategy. It laments the nature of war, which is murder. It describes the effect of war, the moral and physical destruction and degradation of the victims caught up in it - the soldiers, civilians, and witnesses such as the author. It is an eloquent, upsetting and disturbing book. Although it seems to have been written out of a deep sense of despair with humanity, it does in the final chapter sound a solitary note of hope - in our capacity for love, and for love to triumph over hate.

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