The Joy of War and the Future of Humanity
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The title is in imitation of Julia Child's Joy of Cooking and Alex Comfort's Joy of Sex (although theirs are about “how to,” and mine is a critical essay.) I choose this title because there is a widespread aversion to war today in many quarters. Academic historians are often anti-war and thus unconsciously or consciously skimp in their attention to the subject. (A possible exception to this thesis is the popularity of books on the Civil War in the USA.) Yet, overall, it is clearly one of the most important subjects in the course of human events. Thus, although in principle against war myself, I have been brought to doing much research and thought on the subject.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Humanities. History Section; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
New Global Studies
Walter de Gruyter
Mazlish, Bruce. “The Joy of War and the Future of Humanity.” New Global Studies 4.3 (2011): n. pag. © 2011 New Global Studies
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