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War Machine: The Rationalisation of Slaughter in the Modern Age

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This fascinating book examines Western perceptions of war in and beyond the nineteenth century, surveying the writings of novelists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, poets, natural scientists, and journalists to trace the origins of modern philosophies about the nature of war and conflict.

Daniel Pick compares philosophical and historical models of conflict with fictions of
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Paperback, 300 pages
Published April 24th 1996 by Yale University Press (first published May 26th 1993)
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Michael
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Intellectual Historians, World War One buffs
Recommended to Michael by: Richard Beyler
It's never really been clear to me what this author meant to accomplish with this book, but I'm fairly sure he failed at it, whatever it was. He ends the all-too brief introduction by saying that his "intention is to examine the perception and periodization of war in and beyond the nineteenth century; to make links across disparate intellectual enterprises, fictions and sciences on war; to explore a world of representation which sets in play a 'common sense' and a debate about wars states, and s ...more
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