War before Civilization Lawrence H. Keeley

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War before Civilization  by  Lawrence H. Keeley

War before Civilization by Lawrence H. Keeley
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Throughout much of this century the notion has been gaining ground, bolstered by genocide and Holocaust, that modern warfare is more barbaric than war has ever been. Alongside this view has grown a romantic impression that primitive cultures were,MoreThroughout much of this century the notion has been gaining ground, bolstered by genocide and Holocaust, that modern warfare is more barbaric than war has ever been. Alongside this view has grown a romantic impression that primitive cultures were, and are, more peaceful.

Lawrence Keeley, an anthropologist at the University of Illinois, aims to dispel this inversion of the connotations of civilization. He cites the historical evidence that humans have always been just as bloodthirsty as they are today, and that indeed in the days when death was less clinical it was often nastier. War, it seems, has always been with us.



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