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War is a force that gives us meaning

Autore: Chris Hedges
Editore: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2002.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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A veteran "New York Times" war correspondent presents a thought-provoking reflection on how life is lived during times of war, and tackles the ugly truths about humanity's love affair with war, offering a sophisticated, intelligent meditation on the subject that is also gritty, powerful, and unforgettable. Hedges, a long-time foreign correspondent for </The New York Times/>, draws on his own experiences in  Per saperne di più…
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Persona incaricata: Chris Hedges; Chris Hedges
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Chris Hedges
ISBN: 1586480499 9781586480493
Numero OCLC: 50124276
Descrizione: 211 p. ; 22 cm.
Contenuti: 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 --
The Eros and Thanatos.
Responsabilità: Chris Hedges.
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A veteran "New York Times" war correspondent presents a thought-provoking reflection on how life is lived during times of war, and tackles the ugly truths about humanity's love affair with war, offering a sophisticated, intelligent meditation on the subject that is also gritty, powerful, and unforgettable. Hedges, a long-time foreign correspondent for </The New York Times/>, draws on his own experiences in Latin America, Bosnia, and elsewhere; treatments of war in literature; and historical events to examine the way human beings experience war and to suggest that war gives rise to dangerous myths of the nobility of the cause. He argues that there are very few people who are not susceptible to the allure of war, but that, in the end, war becomes a contest between </eros/> and </thanatos/>, in which </thanatos/> comes out on top all too often. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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