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War is a force that gives us meaning

Author: Chris Hedges
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2014. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Chris Hedges; Chris Hedges
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Hedges
ISBN: 9781610393591 1610393597
OCLC Number: 853310607
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in 2002.
Description: 211 pages ; 22 cm
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 --
The Eros and Thanatos.
Responsibility: Chris Hedges.

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"This book is an example of the best kind of war journalism: It is bitterly poetic and ruthlessly philosophical. It sends out a powerful message to people contemplating the escalation of the war  Read more...

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