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Can War Be Eliminated?

Can War Be Eliminated?

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Throughout history, war seems to have had an iron grip on humanity. In this short book, internationally renowned philosopher of war, Christopher Coker, challenges the view that war is an idea that we can cash in for an even better one - peace. War, he argues, is central to the human condition; it is part of the evolutionary inheritance which has allowed us to survive and thrive. New technologies and new geopolitical battles may transform the face and purpose of war in the 21st century, but our capacity for war remains undiminished. The inconvenient truth is that we will not see the end of war until it exhausts its own evolutionary possibilities.

Author: Christopher Coker
Publisher: Polity Press
Published: 03/24/2014
Pages: 120
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.60h x 4.90w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780745679228

About the Author
Christopher Coker is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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